Rural Powerhouse

The rural economy is 16% less productive than the national average. By closing this productivity gap, we could add £43bn to the national GDP. The CLA's Rural Powerhouse Campaign seeks to unleash the potential of the rural economy, creating skilled jobs and stronger communities in the process.

We are seeking:

  1. A fully connected countryside
  2. A planning system designed for rural communities
  3. Profitable and sustainable farming
  4. Investment in skills and innovation
  5. A simpler tax regime

A simplified tax regime

The CLA's Rural Powerhouse campaign proposes reforms to the tax system. Find out more about our proposed Rural Business Unit.

A planning system designed for rural communities

England's outdated planning regime is holding the rural economy back. Find out more about the CLA's proposals for reform.

The latest in the Rural Powerhouse campaign