Cost of living crisis How Honiton businesses are coping
- Credit: Archant
As the cost of living crisis in East Devon deepens, we have asked local businesses in Honiton how they are getting on with the cost of living crisis and whether it's affecting them.
While some said they are yet to notice a difference in retail habits as people look to cut costs, others said they appreciated how hard it was for residents and businesses alike.
Caroline Mcjafar of Tippi Tappi, Honiton said: "I personally haven't noticed much difference, business still comes through the door and we just hope we can carry on through."
Honiton Barbers said: "I think everyone is struggling at the moment, businesses and residents alike are just struggling with everything, it is hard."
Nigel Swinbourne, of Bits and Bobs, said: "Bottom line is its hard, you'll hear that from everyone here you speak to. Everyone is struggling and trying to make it through each month. It doesn't also help with business rates and parking being so expensive."
Luke Dolby from Honiton Tech Shop said: "(I've) Not really noticed much change, people always need phones or phone repairs so it that sense the industry is recession-proof."
Last week saw the launch of our new money matters campaign and each week we'll be giving out local tips and advice on how people can cope in East Devon.
- 1 Grantchester star and former Colyton Grammar student Tom Brittney goes ‘back to school’
- 2 Date reportedly set for Tiverton and Honiton by-election
- 3 Recycled toy shop's kind gesture to Ukrainian families
- 4 Special guests presents Honiton Junior Rugby awards
- 5 Seaton beach wins blue flag status
- 6 New workshop launched to help struggling Axminster traders
- 7 Biker killed in Devon crash named
- 8 Have your say on business development plans near airport
- 9 Honiton Fire Station gives top tips to young drivers
- 10 Put the bunting out - East Devon gets ready for Jubilee revelry
April 1 saw the first day the cap will rise - by 54 per cent - which will see the next bills for UK households rise.
Since the start of April, a raft of tax rises and reductions in state pandemic support was forecast to increase costs for businesses and, ultimately, lead to higher prices for their customers. At the end of April, we asked what local residents were doing differently since prices of energy and gas bills increased from the start of the month. This week we asked local businesses.
If you are a local resident of East Devon or a business that is currently struggling with this cost of living crisis and want to share your story, we'd love to hear from you.
To find more about our new 'Money Matters' campaign see the launch article https://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/cost-of-living-support-8778830