North Yorkshire’s rural communities must not be left behind, says report

Barry White

This weekend’s edition of the Yorkshire Post gives comprehensive coverage to a wide ranging report by the North Yorkshire Rural Commission on the future of the county https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/country-and-farming/give-rural-communities-the-chance-to-shape-their-own-destiny-say-authors-of-north-yorkshire-rural-commission-3294384?amp . It calls for the government to shift powers of decision making away from London on key issues like transport infrastructure, education and economic investment. It also reveals that a lack of younger workers in the County has left a £1.4bn financial hole in the county’s economy. It also wants sufficient funds for all communities to achieve a ‘levelling up agenda’.

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