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NEWS FEED: Sustainable economy

Business rates key to Hampshire & Isle of Wight devolution bid

September 4th, 2015

A bold bid to retain all business rates could make Hampshire and Isle of Wight the master of its own destiny. The proposal is included in a prospectus submitted to central government on behalf of 15 councils, two local enterprise partnerships and two national park authorities. Should it be successful, the ambitious nature of the […]

New funding available for woodfuel business support (Now closed)

August 19th, 2015

Significant new funding available for woodfuel business support and development from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership Coast to Capital have launched a Call for Proposals for £1.29m grant funding to support  the transition to a Low Carbon Economy using the European Regional Development Fund. Read the full call here Priorities are to: Support businesses […]

Enjoy a taste of the South Downs this National Parks Week

July 27th, 2015

Special offers on local food and drink to celebrate National Parks Week National Parks Week 2015 runs from 27 July to Sunday 2 August and is an opportunity to celebrate everything about the UK’s family of 15 National Parks. This year the theme is ‘Landscapes of Plenty’ recognising that ‘Britain’s Breathing Places’ are not only […]

It’s easier to find local South Downs food and drink

June 23rd, 2015

The superb food and drink produced in the South Downs region has never been easier to find and enjoy thanks to a new web portal called www.southdownsfood.org launched this week. Including hundreds of local food and farm shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés, vineyards, breweries and food producers who sell directly to the public, the unique […]

England’s most iconic landscapes are an economic powerhouse

June 17th, 2015

Far from being sleepy backwaters, England’s finest landscapes contribute more than £20bn each year to our economy – similar to that of Birmingham, according to a new report. The publication ‘So much more than the view…’ from England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks, highlights the wide range of benefits these iconic […]

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