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Bluefin Tuna – An exciting new opportunity for Torbay

Giant Atlantic Bluefin Tuna have been gracing the waters off Torbay each autumn for several years now. The Angling Trust has been working with local fishing charter vessel captains to persuade the Government to adopt a scientifically useful CatcH And Release Tagging (‘CHART’) program for the fish this year.


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Financial support for businesses

The latest grant scheme is fundamentally different in terms of administration as businesses qualify for different levels of support, paid from different grants based on the length of time they are impacted by COVID-19. https://www.torbay.gov.uk/businesses-financial-support/


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£7 million in Grant funding

Torbay Council is calling on all businesses in Torbay to check what support they are eligible for, and to get ready to apply for grants. We have secured £7 million to support businesses who have had to close, or who are suffering financial hardship. There is a range of other advice and support available for…


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£25m Torquay Regeneration funding

Torbay Council is getting £750,000 from the Government to start regeneration projects in Torquay. The accelerated funding will allow it to make a start on some of the work ahead of a decision on the full bid expected in eight weeks.


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Torbay Business & Chambers Network – TBCN

A collaboration of the Chambers of Commerce for Brixham, Paignton and Torquay and the Torbay Business Forum.


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Torquay Town Investment Plan targets £21.9m from Towns Fund

Torquay has been offered a Town Deal and will submit detailed business cases to unlock an incredible £21.9m investment from the Towns Fund to drive economic regeneration in the town.


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Extension of Furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March, amid increased measures for business support as the UK enters a four-week lockdown. Payments are set to remain at 80% of employee’s wages. It comes as the chancellor said that it was “right to go further” in the…


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Transformational News for Torquay

Today we have received the fantastic news that Torquay has been offered a Town Deal, with a value of £21.9 million. This is very welcome news which will not only rejuvenate the town, but send a positive and assured message to investors and developers that Torquay is open for business. Apparently some of the funds…


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International Agatha Christie Festival

The Festival will take place from 11 to 18 September 2021 at Torre Abbey Museum and other locations across Torbay, Devon. We look forward to welcome you to the International Agatha Christie Festival in September 2021. Details will be announced early next year when tickets will go on sale. Until then, please follow us on…


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Kickstart grants for businesses

Urgent Action Required – A second round of Kickstart grants (not to be confused with the Kickstart work placement scheme) for businesses working within the tourism sector.


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Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and…


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Become a representative for Kickstart

 Check if you can apply for a grant as a representative of a group of employers through the Kickstart Scheme If you are considering becoming a representative for a group of employers, check what information you need to provide to apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme. Becoming a representative A Kickstart Scheme application…


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