The rural economy is 18% 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:
- A fully connected countryside
- A planning system designed for rural communities
- Profitable and sustainable farming
- Investment in skills and innovation
- A simpler tax regime