There’s a thing government does that tests out how policies may impact rural areas and it’s called rural-proofing. The UK government does this because rural areas together count: they are “home to one-fifth of England’s population and a quarter of all registered businesses; they contribute over 16 per cent of England’s economy each year.” But … More Rural-proofing for churches?
This Government report from November 2017 – found via a tweet from @RuSource – uses a Social Mobility Index to highlight where, (geographically), people from disadvantaged backgrounds are most and least likely to make social progress. The index uses a range of 16 indicators for every life stage – from the early years through to adulthood … More Social Mobility insights and ranking for each of England’s 324 Local Authority areas – from a November 2017 report
Commissioned in 2016 to report to the Chancellor and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport – this review considers the funding and sustainability of listed church buildings. Published on 20/12/17, the press release for the review says…. ” The review panel highlighted the best practice of many churches and of volunteers around the … More Independent review calls for greater community use to give church buildings a sustainable future