Category Archives: Economy

Latest figures show economic boost in East Sussex

Tunnel.jpgBUSINESS is booming in East Sussex with the economy growing at a faster rate than the national average, according to the latest figures.

A new report from the Office of National Statistics – based on figures from 2015 – shows the county’s economy grew by 5.2 per cent from 2014, compared to the national figure of 2.9 per cent, and is now worth £9,957million. Continue reading

Cabinet to discuss £360million net budget for 2017/18

Tunnel.jpgSENIOR councillors in East Sussex will discuss options to save £17million from the county’s budget.

East Sussex County Council’s cabinet will meet next week to consider proposals which include raising the three per cent levy allowed by the Government to meet part of the rising cost of social care, and raising general council tax by 1.99 per cent to meet the cost of other services. Continue reading