Calling all South Hams Businesses - Consultation on South Hams District Council's Budget 2018/19

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Budget Consultation 2018/19

Business Survey

 As part of the annual budget setting process, South Hams and West Devon Councils have a statutory duty to consult with businesses on the Councils' Budget Proposals for the next financial year.

The Council would like to capture the views of businesses electronically (as we did last year) and we have designed a short questionnaire with five questions for this purpose.

We would be grateful if you could spare five minutes to share your thoughts. The survey will close on Friday 16 February and the results will be shared with all Councillors.

Click the link below for the questionnaire:  

Key Points on the 2018/19 Budget Proposals in South Hams

South Hams District Council is currently forecasting a £0.64m budget gap by 2019/20.

Next year in 2018/19, the Council will receive no Revenue Support Grant (Government grant) and the Council will need to be self-sufficient. Over the last ten years from 2009/10 to 2019/20, the Council’s core government funding will have reduced by £4 million.

The full Budget report and proposals are available on the following link   (Agenda Item 9):

Business Information Point

South Hams District Council allocates some funding to Business Information Point to help local businesses get the free support that they need to help them start-up and grow.

The local economy is important for employment and the health & wellbeing of residents.

Business Information Point deliver free business support to new and growing businesses across South Hams.  Support is available through one-to-one advice with an experienced business advisor on all aspects of setting up and growing a business, including available grant and Start-Up loan funding, as well as a variety of business skills workshops.  All business sectors are eligible for this support.

For more information please call Business Information Point on 0800 592872 or visit You can also email