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The role of the post office in rural communities - RE03017

This project will assess the role and importance of the Post Office in the delivery of services in rural areas, the role played by the Post Office in sustaining rural retail, and the impact of branch closure on rural communities, focusing specifically on associated retail businesses, other local businesses (especially retail outlets) and the wider local community. The research will help inform decision regarding the future of funding for the rural Post Office network.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2006

Cost: £73,500
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Economic Research              
Rural Communities              
Rural Issues              
Fields of Study
Rural Affairs