News - Chamber Insight

Posted on: January, 2021
Following the UK going into its third national lockdown, Exeter Chamber surveyed businesses to better understand the impact on business and need for support. 57% of respondents are facing a severe impact from the current restrictions, this is up 2% since the last survey taken in November.   Decreased bookings /sales / demand...
Posted on: January, 2021
We understand that tighter restrictions are necessary to ensure that NHS can cope with the rise in numbers Businesses urgently need more support, while this lockdown is in place The impact to retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism has already been devastating, with reports of 165% increase in restaurant job losses last year...
Posted on: December, 2020
“Exeter Chamber understands the need to take tough measures against this rapidly spreading new strain of Coronavirus to protect the NHS and our communities, but this must not be at the expense of further damage to our economy.   “With hospitality businesses already reporting an 80% reduction in takings over the Christmas...
Posted on: December, 2020
“We are relieved that a deal is within sight, giving the business community some surety as we head into the Christmas break. However, we cannot ignore that the uncertainty of the last few years – coupled with the continuing impact of Coronavirus – has taken its toll on us all...
Posted on: December, 2020
  Interesting insight from East Devon MP Simon Jupp at his meeting with Exeter Chamber members this week. If you weren’t able to attend, here are the key takeaways:   South West MP’s pushing heavily for more Government support for businesses, whether that is in a form of compensation or grant funding. Simon mentioned the...