On the 6th of December 2016, the CLA published their Rural Business 2030 Report. With their aim of ‘Unlocking Investment and Unlocking Potential’, the CLA have undertaken a yearlong CLA programme gathering research and insights from members, and other experts. The programme has encompassed developing a new economic model for measuring investment in the rural economy, a new large scale member survey and a series of expert discussions and seminars on the subjects covered in this report.
The CLA President, Ross Murray mentions that “The research undertaken for this report provides unprecedented insight into landowning rural businesses from across our English and Welsh countryside. It shows they have substantial potential to invest and grow. To harness this industry, government and others must work together to ensure they understand rural businesses better. The importance of the land, culture and communities are a major motivation and the overriding desire is to pass the land, business and buildings onto the next generation in a stronger and better condition than when they took possession.”
For more information head to the CLA website: http://www.cla.org.uk/conference2016
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