Facts and figures

96,800
Population
64.6%
Working age population
80.3%
Economically active
17.4%
Self-employed
46.6%
Residents educated to NVQ 4+
46.5%
Residents employed in SOC levels 1-3
£663.60
Residents average weekly earnings
113,000
Employee jobs
1.8
Jobs density
£618.50
Workplace average weekly earnings
4,955
Business count (Enterprises)
5,900
Business count (Local units)

The government is asking businesses to support the manufacture and supply of:
> testing consumables and equipment
> PPE for laboratories
> new or existing types of coronavirus tests for antigens or antibodies
If you can help complete the form at: https://t.co/GSQp36YKlz

The new tax year starts today - @WhichMoney identifies four changes to self-employed tax in the 2020-21 tax year https://t.co/G9vke769Sj

The @PrincesTrust and @NatWestBusiness £5M Enterprise Relief Fund is offering grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business https://t.co/4ouE9P8ID0

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A few words from Visit Watford during Coronavirus

During these testing times, we all need to stay active and make compromises. We know that the reason you usually come to our channels is for a dose of inspiration and ideas on the very best ways to organise your visit or spend your free time across Watford.

Making a trip out of the house to explore over the coming weeks is not recommended by the government and we want you to stay safe and protect your loved ones. However, here at Visit Watford we are still committed to sharing with you everything that’s great about our town.

Thus, you may see some changes to the content we’ll be posting; with more of a focus on supporting our community, sharing a few things to look forward to, and providing a little distraction during times where you may be stuck indoors.

We’ll be championing Watford’s independent businesses, keeping you up to date with great stories from our community and continuing to share incredible photos from across the area which we hope will put a smile on your face – visit our social media channels for more.

Got ideas of content you’d like to see from us? Nominate your neighbour or friend as a local hero, if you think they deserve a special mention – we’d love to hear your story! Get in touch at marketing@visitwatford.com or share it on social media & tag us/ use the hashtag #watfordlocalhero.

Stay safe,
Visit Watford team