Major Boost For Our Bay As VAT Cut Announced

Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed the announcement of two major boosts for Torbay’s tourism and hospitality industry as part of a package of measures announced today (Wednesday 8th July 2020) to help restart our economy and safeguard jobs.

The Government has announced it will:

Kevin Welcomes Zoo Rescue Package

Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed today’s (Saturday 27th June 2020) announcement Zoos and Aquariums in England are set to receive up to £100 million to help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Torbay open for Business!

These last few months have been a worrying and uncertain time, particularly for the Bay’s iconic tourism and hospitality sector.

A Boost For The Bay As Furlough Scheme Extended

Workers and businesses across Torbay have been given a boost after the Government announced the current furlough scheme would be extended by a further four months, with workers continuing to receive 80% of their current salary.

Fishing Support Scheme Announced

Given the impact of the current situation on the fishing industry in our bay Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed a £10 million fund for England’s fishing and aquaculture sectors announced by the Government.

Waste Collection Pay Cut Proposal Binned

Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed the announcement a proposed pay cut for some of Torbay’s bin collection staff he had branded as “appalling” has been binned.