Visit Devon Industry blog

See all the latest industry news from Visit Devon's tourism and business partners. 


Great South West launches at House of Lords

The ambitions for the Great South West, the new economic powerhouse promoting the Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset and Dorset region, were announced at the House of Lords on Tuesday, January 10th. The Partnership aims to promote the Great South West’s ‘blue and green’ assets, as part of…

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Get Local Authority Procurement Ready

If you want to win contracts from Local Government, Get Set to Tender will help you to better understand procurement and tenders and enable you to bid for opportunities in the public sector, in turn support your local economy. Through a blend of 2-hour group workshops and 1-2-1 support, Get Set to…

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Are you ready for digital tax filing?

VAT-registered businesses must use Making Tax Digital compatible software for their VAT returns from 1 November 2022. By law, all VAT-registered businesses must now sign up to Making Tax Digital (MTD) and use compatible software to keep their VAT records and file their returns. If businesses do…

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National Mourning Guidance for businesses

It is with great sadness that we write to you following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. The government has just released National Mourning Guidance, which we wanted to draw to your attention. The guidance sets out information on aspects of the National Mourning period such…

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UK Seafood Fund: Infrastructure Scheme

The UK Seafood Fund Infrastructure Scheme is now open for applications. Successful applicants will be awarded a minimum of £250,000 and maximum of £5 million to invest in capability, renewable energy and social and economic welfare. The scheme will fund projects that build capability across the UK…

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Digital Jobs Fair tackles recruitment struggles

Part of the government's Plan for Jobs scheme, Train4Tomorrow is running a free, virtual Digital Jobs Fair to connect South West employers with local talent. Over 250 graduates from the Train4Tomorrow bootcamps have been invited to the jobs fair, which will be held online on 16th March. The…

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All Covid restrictions in England ends

In a statement in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined the UK Government’s plan for living with COVID-19. The Prime Minister said that the UK Government will continue to work closely with the Devolved Administrations, but the ongoing approach for England will be around four…

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Levelling Up White Paper & Shared Prosperity Fund

The Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has unveiled the government’s flagship Levelling Up White Paper. This document sets out a plan to transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity to it. Read the Levelling Up White Paper here. Published alongside the Levelling Up White Paper is…

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