The Government is committed to raising the nation’s productivity, and the rural economy is an important part of that plan. The Rural Productivity. Plan1 - Towards a one nation economy: A 10 point plan for boosting productivity in rural areas – was published on 20 August 2015. It sets out commitments to help boost rural productivity and ensure rural areas play their part in the economy. It recognises the importance of rural areas to the national economy, and the contribution that improved productivity would make to those areas. The Rural Productivity Plan complements the Chancellor’s broader productivity plan2, Fixing the foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation, published on 10 July 2015.