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Defra: At least 90,000 aspiring business people will get specialist training as part of the Government’s latest drive towards rural economic growth Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson has announced. The new Government £20m business training scheme will bring new skills & business knowledge to rural areas, helping them take up new opportunities in the home and export markets.
 
Defra will meet 70% of training costs through its Rural Development Programme for England with the remaining 30% met by individuals or their employers. 

Subsidised courses will range from one-day workshops to industry-recognised qualifications and will be run on college campuses, in village halls, on farms and in business centres.  The organisations providing the training will be able to tailor the courses to meet demand.
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