Relf, Tim
March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/14/2008, p76
Trade Publication
The article addresses the poverty in England's countryside. According to Stuart Burgess' Report of the Rural Advocate, nearly a million families earning less than the official poverty threshold of £16,492 a year. That may equate to a city the size of Birmingham, but because they are dispersed, their concerns remain unaddressed. Burgess was named Rural Advocate in 2004. The lack of suitable, affordable rural housing to buy and rent remains the most urgent issue. Solutions to rural poverty are recommended.


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