Queries regarding accepting bookings for the Easter period, in self-contained holiday accommodation

Visit Wales have advised that any bookings that fall beyond the 21 day review period – next review 12 March – are at that business’s and the customer’s own risk. No bookings can be taken ahead of 12 March. The final decision on reopening will depend on the public health position at that time and therefore WG cannot give any guarantees that self-contained accommodation will be allowed to open and what travel and household rules will apply. Accommodation Operators are therefore reminded that any bookings that fall beyond the current 21 day review period (which ends on 12 March) are at that business and the customer’s own risk.  No bookings […]

Virtual Employment Law Update Webinar – have you booked your place yet?

Employment Law Update webinar As per usual it’s been a busy year in realm of employment law with many changes coming in 2021.  Are you up to date? Here are just some of the changes you need to be aware of which come into force this year:  Brexit and immigrationNational Minimum Wage increasesChanges to IR35 Thursday 4th March 2021, 10am – 11.45am via Zoom To book – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/employment-law-update-2021-tickets-137660176293?aff= Who Should Attend? The webinar is aimed at HR/personnel directors and managers, business owners and those in charge of staff. It is free of charge and is being hosted by Supertemps and S2 Recruitment with guest speakers Simon Bloch and Paul Chamberlain from JMW Solicitors LLP.

Conwy NDR and Discretionary Grants – UPDATE

The Extended Restrictions Business Fund non Domestic Rates and Discretionary grants, which temporarily closed for Conwy County Businesses on Tuesday 16th February will re-open for applications at 12pm Monday 22nd. This fund covers the extended period of restrictions announced on the 29th January. If you have already applied to the scheme or received an automatic payment (NDR grant only) do not reapply. If you have not already received a payment or applied to this fund when the scheme re-opens you will be able to apply Please note There are no automatic payments being made through the discretionary fund all eligible businesses will need to submit an applicationIf your business is […]

WG Briefing – 19/02/21

Beyond Next 3 weeks – If cases of coronavirus continues to fall and improvements to the Public Health in Wales this is what is being considered in the next review period on the 8th of March: Return to school will be main priority with the aim of getting primary aged school children and some older students, returning to schools and colleges from 15th MarchLook at lifting the stay at home messageChanges to non-essential shops and hairdressers Talks are also taking place about reopening tourism in time for Easter, looking at prioritising self contained accommodation.

Smoke-free laws – Changes from 1 March 2021

On 1 March, the law around where people can smoke in Wales is changing. This means that hospital grounds, school grounds, public playgrounds, and outdoor care settings for children will be required to be smoke-free. It will be an offence to smoke in a smoke-free area and anyone caught breaking the law could face a £100 fine. The legislation will also make changes in the tourism sector. There are currently exemptions that allow smoking in self-contained holiday and temporary accommodation (cottages, caravans, chalets and Airbnb etc.) and for hotels, guesthouses, inns, hostels and members’ clubs to have smoking bedrooms. The new legislation keeps these exemptions, but only for a limited […]