Rural Powerhouse: Levelling Up

Unleash the potential of the rural economy

The CLA's Rural Powerhouse campaign highlights the importance of boosting prosperity in rural communities.

Even before the COVID pandemic, the rural economy was 18% less productive than the national average. Closing this gap would see £43bn added to the economy, the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs and the strengthening of communities everywhere.

This document, Levelling Up, proposes a series of policy measures the UK Government should undertake to unleash the potential of the rural economy.

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