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BRITAIN'S LEADING EDGE

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Britain’s Leading Edge is a collaboration of rural upper-tier local authorities 

without major cities. We are reframing the story of the contribution

that rural regions can make to a sustainable national economy.


Our vision is for a digitised, decentralised modern economy, where

we are also the natural place to stay and do business. 


We are the home of tomorrow's society, today.

 

Britain's Leading Edge, Rural Services Network, CPRE and English Rural are calling on the Chancellor to use the upcoming Budget to level up against rural disadvantage

 

JULIAN GERMAN,
LEADER OF CORNWALL COUNCIL

“We need to re-frame our view of rural areas, not as hinterlands to which benefits are hoped to trickle down, not as an afterthought when it comes to investment and opportunities, but as places to build resilient local economies and communities that contribute to the UK economy.”

RICHARD BURTON,
LEADER OF EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE COUNCIL

"The potential of rural areas has, for too long, gone unrecognised and opportunities have not been realised. It is imperative now that the Government recognises the value that our rural economies and communities can bring to future prosperity and considers them as an integral part of the UK economy."

SPENCER FLOWER,
LEADER OF DORSET COUNCIL

"Britain’s Leading Edge has got a great deal to offer the ‘new normal’ and contribute to economic recovery. New business models and operating practices could lend themselves to economic growth shifting to more rural areas”

 

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February 2021

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