Work on Cost of Living in Exeter continues
11th November 2014
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The University of Exeter carried out the research on behalf of Exeter City Council into the impact that low wages and high costs of living has on people living in Exeter. The work is part of a City Council-led Cost of Living Forum which was set up last year.

Although a report by the University on the findings of the survey has now been produced and will go before the City Council's Scrutiny Economy Committee on Thursday (13 November), the local authority doesn't expect to wrap up the project until March next year.

"It's important that people are aware that we haven't taken our eye off this important subject and that further research needs to be carried out before we can produce a report next spring," said Cllr Denham, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture.

Nearly 200 responses were made to the survey from a cross section of residents, employers and stakeholders throughout Exeter.

"I would like to thank everyone who took part in the survey. The feedback has been extremely helpful and we now hope to be able to work together with other organisations to find innovative ways of tackling these problems and reducing the impact that it has on people living in the city ," added Cllr Denham.

The Forum is made up of Exeter City and Devon County Councillors and representatives from the University of Exeter, Job Centre Plus, the Citizens Advice Bureau, Exeter CVS, South West TUC and the Federation of Small Businesses. 

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