Rural Business and the Rural Powerhouse APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To examine the areas that would reduce the productivity gap between urban and rural areas.

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Recent Documents related to Rural Business and the Rural Powerhouse

1. A taste of the Northern Powerhouse
28/09/2018 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: A taste of the Northern Powerhouse - GOV.UK document

2. Sellafield joins Northern Powerhouse
26/01/2018 - Sellafield Ltd
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Found: Sellafield joins Northern Powerhouse - GOV.UK document

3. Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) - written evidence
03/09/2019 - Inquiry: Regional Imbalances in the UK Economy - Treasury Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)Written evidence submitted by CPRE (RDE0043) CPRE

4. North East now boasts highest broadband coverage in the UK
29/01/2018 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: broadband coverage in the UK The Northern Powerhouse is one of the most connected regions in the UK

5. North of Tyne Combined Authority devolution deal
08/11/2018 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Northumberland County Council Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry MP The Exchequer

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Recent Speeches related to Rural Business and the Rural Powerhouse

1. Transport Infrastructure
11/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: their family, increase productivity and bring business and investment to left behind communities.That - Speech Link
2: connection from the west midlands to the northern powerhouse—to Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds—and simultaneously - Speech Link
3: great northern cities, linking up with Northern Powerhouse Rail, and eventually to Scotland to end the need - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
11/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: really have control over and take action now on the business rates impact on the automotive industry, so we - Speech Link
2: liquidation. The same directors set up the same business in the same premises under a different company - Speech Link
3: will help to further our work on the northern powerhouse. The Government are investing £694 million in - Speech Link

3. Bus Services: Cumbria
29/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: and increasing threat.Cumbria suffers from rural transport poverty. The picture for the whole north-west - Speech Link
2: us that stay of execution. As I said, in a large rural area with a dispersed population, it is hard for - Speech Link
3: through the northern powerhouse is good news, but where is the equivalent for the rural north? The transport - Speech Link

4. Regional Transport Infrastructure
05/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: and perhaps he will respond later.In rural, semi-rural or coastal areas, and in areas such as former - Speech Link
2: have stronger networks between towns, cities and rural locations, we must have a serious programme of investment - Speech Link
3: important infrastructure support projects is Northern Powerhouse Rail, but unfortunately it is reliant on the - Speech Link

5. Economic Growth: South-west
05/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: worth of investment in our region by 2025. Its business plan has been fast-tracked by Ofwat for the second - Speech Link
2: working hard with officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to develop a local - Speech Link
3: businesses—in their bedrooms probably—and planting a business in our region. That is really encouraging, and - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Rural Business and the Rural Powerhouse
1. Business
asked by: Christopher Chope
... what definition of scale-up businesses her Department uses; and what steps she is taking to support those businesses.

2. Business
asked by: Jo Stevens
... what steps the Government is taking to negotiate access to EU markets for UK (a) professional and (b) legal services businesses during the implementation period for the UK's departure from the EU.

3. Business
asked by: David Lidington
... when she plans to publish the eligibility criteria for companies seeking financial support as part of Operation Kingfisher; and if she will make a statement.

4. Business
asked by: Tom Brake
... what assessment his Department has made of which businesses are at high risk of collapse in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal; and what funding has been allocated to supporting those businesses.

5. Business
asked by: Angela Smith
... what impact assessment has been prepared by her Department (a) from 1 January 2018 to 23 July 2019 and (b) since 23 July 2019 after discussions at EU XTP and EU XTPO committees on business supply chains as part of preparations for Operation Kingfisher; and if she will place a copy of that assessment in the Library.

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10 Current APPG Officers
Simon Hoare Portrait
Simon Hoare
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Dorset
Joined: 21st April 2021
Earl of Shrewsbury Portrait
Earl of Shrewsbury
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Lord Carrington Portrait
Lord Carrington
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Julian Sturdy MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7199.


Public Enquiry Point:

Louie Brockbank, Office of Julian Sturdy MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 7199


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