Covid-19 Grants for Businesses in Wales linked to Non-Domestic Rates: Self-catering Accommodation

Below is a copy of a letter written by David Jones MP to First Minister Mark Drakeford, AM regarding Business Rates for Self Catering Accommodation Rt Hon Mark Drakeford AMFirst MinisterWelsh Government 23 April 2020 Dear Mark, Covid-19 Grants for Businesses in Wales linked to Non-Domestic Rates: Self-catering Accommodation I note that, on 20 April, 2020, the Welsh Government issued guidance to local authorities on the administration of the grant scheme applicable to non-domestic properties in Wales. This follows the announcement by the Chancellor on 17 March, 2020, creating the support package. The guidance notes that a grant of £10,000 is available to all businesses eligible for small business rates […]

First Minister announces path to lead Wales out of coronavirus pandemic

First Minister Mark Drakeford has published a framework and seven key questions to help lead Wales out of the coronavirus pandemic. The framework will help to determine when the strict stay-at-home restrictions can begin to be relaxed in Wales and will help to find a way for people in Wales to live and work alongside coronavirus. A Wales-wide programme of surveillance, case identification, and contract tracing is being developed through the office of the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Frank Atherton. This will highlight the importance of community testing and support the containment of emerging coronavirus infections as and when restrictions are eased. The framework – and the seven questions – […]

Culture Resilience Fund

Help for museums, libraries, archives and professionals affected by coronavirus: The Cultural Resilience Fund provides help with urgent short-term pressures to museumscollectionsself-employed conservation services, for example conservators and curatorsarchiveslibraries To apply, email with an outline of your requirements (no more than 200 words).

Further guidance on whether you can accept bookings before 26 September 2020

A number of queries has been received from businesses about the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) (Amendment ) Regulations 2020 and the subsequent guidance that was issued, especially in relation to accepting bookings between now and 26 September. Further details is available on the link below: