Government

Business rates transfer

Business rates transfer

Chancellor George Osborne announced local councils will set and keep business rates in what he called the “biggest transfer in power to the local government in living memory”, during his speech to the Conservative conference earlier this month. Osborne added that the...

Torbay Tourism and Retail BID

Torbay Tourism and Retail BID

If Torbay's tourism and retail businesses united they could run one of the biggest business improvement programmes in the country. The potential 'T-BID' partnership to both promote and improve the Bay's prospects was outlined by project consultant Mo Aswat, of Mosaic...

Regeneration Drop-in Day – 10th April

Regeneration Drop-in Day – 10th April

Brixham Town Council’s Regeneration Working Group is to hold a Drop-in Day at the Scala Hall on Thursday 10th April from 10.00am to 8.00pm. The event seeks to build on the work done at the What Next for Brixham? Conference hosted by Brixham Community Partnership in...

BCC call again for fundamental reform

BCC call again for fundamental reform

Government plans to cut business rates for small retailers have been dismissed as “just a sticking plaster” by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The measure, previously announced in the Autumn Statement, offers £300m to save 300,000 small retailers £1,000 off...

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...