The East of England Rural Forum (EERF)

Consultation Responses

BIS A Simplified Further Education and Skills Funding System

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) requested responses to their consultation on A Simplified Further Education and Skills Funding System and Methodology, July 2010. Click here to see the EERF response

Sustainable Skills Priorities

A joint response was submitted to BIS by the East of England Rural Forum Learning and Skills Group, East of England Sustainable Farming and Food Group and Rural Action East. The response is focused on distinctive rural issues in relation to how skills are delivered and seeks to build on the extensive experience of the members of both organisations in meeting the rural skills challenge in recent years. The document can be viewed here.

Sustainable Skills Priorities - Addendum

Additional comments were later added to this joint response following further consultation with businesses, training providers and education establishments in the East of England. To see these additional comments click here.

Next Generation BB Fund Consultation Response

A response to the BIS Consultation on Next Generation Broadband Fund can be viewed by clicking here.

Planning Policy Statement

The consultation on Planning Policy Statement 4 (PPS4) has recently closed, to view the response submitted by EERF and our views on 'Planning for Prosperous Economies' please click here

Draft Joint Implementation Plan

Further to the consultation on the Draft Joint Implementation Plan by EEDA the EERF have submitted their response, to view the full text please click here

The potential of England’s rural economy

The Chairs of seven of the eight Regional Rural Affairs Fora submitted evidence in February 2009 to the EFRA Select Committee inquiry into ‘The potential of England’s rural economy’. They are pleased to offer the Committee a brief commentary to the Department’s response to the Committee Report.

EERF Response to Draft Legislative Framework

The Government has recently consulted on ‘Preparing Britain for the Future – the Draft Legislative Programme 2008-09 that sets out the Government’s plans for legislation in 2008/09 Parliamentary session.

EERF members were invited to give their comments and a response was submitted to the consultation on 6 August 2008

The response has also been sent to Jonathan Shaw, the Minister for Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs.