More than a third of 16- to 21-year-olds in the South West are less likely to choose a university education in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

  • At the same time, 41% of young people say they are now more likely to consider on the job learning such as an apprenticeship.
  • More than a third (38%) of young people say they are concerned about their job prospects since the onset of the pandemic.
  • Proportion of young people offered information about apprenticeships via school falls to four-year low.


Barratt Homes reinforces position as the UK’s most recommended housebuilder

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes has received the maximum 5 star rating in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual New Homes Survey.

The number of stars awarded is based on responses to the question “would you recommend your builder to a friend?” For Barratt to have been awarded 5 stars means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend their homes to a friend.


Plymouth housebuilder calls upon Santa to ensure local children are on his list

The housebuilder behind a brand new community in Plymouth is taking action to ensure its homes are on Santa’s radar this Christmas.

Barratt Homes, which is bringing new homes to Plymouth at its Reflections development, has written to Mr Claus to make sure he stops by this festive season. The five-star housebuilder is keen to make sure that Santa is fully aware of the development and...