Can the Council fund your business? The economic recovery following COVID-19 requires local authorities to dig deep and support their local businesses as best they can.
The StatisticsIn August 2020, the unemployment rate in the Forest of Dean grew from a pre-covid rate of 2. 3% to 5.
How is the High Street doing?2020 has been a challenging year for many people and businesses across the District, with many having to diversify to a new way of life.
This week, Forest of Dean District Council launched their new grant scheme aimed at new businesses and social enterprise start-ups.
The 30 September 2020, will see a great change in the Forest Economic Partnership as Chair, Andrew Callard steps down following 2 ½ years in post.
An essential train service has been removed by Cross Country which both children and adults from the Forest of Dean / Monmouthshire rely on to get to school and work...
Since lockdown, GFirst LEP have been continuously working with the Government and local authorities in order to aid Gloucestershire business and communities in their recovery post Covid-19.
Is there a problem with broadband in the Forest of Dean? This is the question that FEP has been asking with its How Fast How Good is your Broadband survey.
The Forest Economic Partnership is dedicated to ensuring that the district's goal of having a vibrant and thriving economy in 2050 is still sustainable regardless of the current climate.
In 2019, FEP ran its first survey on broadband speed in the Forest of Dean. Over 400 people responded giving a really useful picture of the actual situation.
Approach to COVID-19Since the creation of the Forest Economic Partnership in January 2018, we have worked towards the goal of a thriving economy for the District in 2050.