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Sustainable Models of Rural Community Retailing - RE04019

This project will identify the factors which contribute to the long-term sustainability of community-owned village shops and assess the impact of each factor. The extent to which the multiplicity of service provision contributes to long-term sustainability, and the role played by the Post Office in the business model will also be assessed.
This will be used to provide a forecast for the long-term potential for this model in England’s rural communities, the benefits which this would have for public policy, and possible public sector interventions which could make this happen.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2005

Cost: £13,150
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Plunkett Foundation, The
Economic Research              
Rural Amenities              
Rural Issues              
Fields of Study
Rural Affairs