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.
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.
The Forest of Dean District Council has risen to the challenge of ensuring those eligible in the District receive the local financial Covid-19 business support.
The Forest of Dean has a very mixed economy with 48 business parks providing office, industrial and warehousing space.