CLA officials have met representatives from the Bank of England to discuss the findings of the last quarter results from the CLA/Smiths Gore Rural Economy Index (REI). The REI sets out the level of confidence being experienced by both agricultural and rural businesses.
The results of the latest CLA/Smiths Gore Rural Economy Index (REI) show that optimism for non-agricultural rural businesses is up with sales, profits, inves
Confidence among the farming sector for the next 12 months has fallen dramatically by 25 percent from a net balance of plus-26 percent to plus-one percent co
The Rural Economy Index examined more than 100 businesses in the countryside during the first quarter of 2012 to provide a snapshot of rural economic life fo
Data from the Rural Economy Index for the 2013 first quarter shows that both agricultural and non-agricultural rural businesses are suffering.