Commission for Rural Communities

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The Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) was established as a division of the Countryside Agency on 1 April 2005, and became a non-departmental public body on 1 October 2006, following the enactment of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.[1] The chairman of the commission was Stuart Burgess.

On 29 June 2010 DEFRA secretary Caroline Spelman announced the abolition of the Commission as part of the 2010 UK quango reforms.[2] It was formally abolished on 31 March 2013.[3]


  1. ^ "Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act". Defra. Archived from the original on 17 July 2006. Retrieved 2006.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Tasker, Johann (29 June 2010). "DEFRA agencies fall victim to budget cuts". Farmers Weekly. 
  3. ^ "Commission for Rural Communities". Defra. 31 January 2013. 

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