Economy – Page 3

Economy continues to grow

The British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) Q1 Quarterly Economic Survey provides further evidence that the UK economy is continuing to grow. The results show that both export orders and sales in services are at new all time highs, and many key manufacturing balances are also at record levels, showing that growth is strengthening in the… Read More »

Brixham SC holidays up 19 per cent

Brixham is set for a bumper self-catering season. That’s the verdict from the south west’s largest provider of luxury self-catering holiday accommodation which has announced a record start to the year, with bookings for properties in Torbay up six per cent on the same period last year. Blue Chip Holidays, which has more than 200 high-end… Read More »

Brixham springs into market season

The sun is making a reappearance, bulbs are blooming and the winter coat is beginning to feel a little heavy. All sure signs that warmer weather is coming and Spring is just around the corner. With the arrival of the new season comes the Sunday Market organized by Brixham Chamber of Commerce . On the… Read More »

Impact of travel disruption for SW

The results issued today of a survey completed by over 340 South West peninsula  businesses, conducted by Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, highlights the difficulties and costs faced by local businesses in light of recent travel disruption caused by severe weather and flooding. 26% of respondents reported that more than 75% of their annual turnover comes… Read More »

Statement from Visit Devon

Following the unprecedented weather that has hit the county this week,  Carolyn Custerson, Chair of Visit Devon, has issued the following statement.  Visit Devon is concerned for our tourism businesses that have been affected by the recent storms, which has in some cases seriously affected their livelihoods. We are working to ensure that local and… Read More »

Inquiry into right of way

A public  inquiry is to be held into the closure of a public right of way in the centre of Brixham. The walkway between Middle Street and Fore Street has been the subject of protracted ncgotiations involving Tesco, Torbay Council and the Department for Transport. The existing right of way would run right through the proposed… Read More »

Council budgets for 2014

Brixham Town Council has set its budget and precept for the next financial year, despite being uncertain whether Torbay Council will pass on a major grant from central government. The budget of £290,180 and precept of £194,300 put forward by the council’s finance and general purposes committee were approved at the full council meeting on… Read More »

Growth figures good, but more to do

BCC: Growth figures good, but more to do to sustain recovery Director General, John Longworth and Chief Economist, David Kern both comment on the GDP figures for Q4 2013. GDP increased by 0.7% in Q4 2013, compared with Q3 The largest contribution came from the service sector, which increased by 0.8% Manufacturing increased by 0.9%… Read More »