Welcome to the official website of Strete in Devon, England, which is managed by Strete Parish Council. Strete is about a fifteen minute drive from Dartmouth. It is to be found on the high coastal ground at the eastern end of Slapton Sands. It's a good place to stay if you like exploring the local beaches and is also convenient for Kingsbridge, Totnes and Salcombe. Strete is situated on the South West Coastal Footpath and, with a variety of accommodation in the village, it is an ideal location to take a break in your journey. Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful AONB surroundings.
Furlough - or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as it's officially known was introduced during the first lockdown. It helped pay 11.6 million wages after coronavirus restrictions meant large parts of the economy closed. However, after 18 months, the UK’s furlough scheme is ending. It was brought in by the government to pay 80% of wages, with a monthly limit of £2,500. That dropped to 60% with employers making up the rest as it started winding down for its closing date today. Chancellor Rishi Sunak says he’s "immensely proud" of the multibillion-pound scheme - which, according to latest figures, is still supporting 1.6 million workers. It’s been widely praised for protecting millions of jobs and in supporting business to return to normal.