Details on the fifth Self Employed Income Support Scheme announced

Businesses eligible for the fifth grant of the SEISS based on their tax returns will be contacted by HMRC from mid-July to give a date that the claims service will be available from. It will be given either by email, letter or within the online service. The online service to claim the fifth grant will be available from late July 2021 and the claim must be made on or before 30 September 2021. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-self-employment-income-support-scheme

Welsh Government announces three-pronged approach to address “second homes crisis”

The three-pronged approach will focus on: support – addressing affordability and availability of housing,regulatory framework and system – covering planning law and the introduction of a statutory registration scheme for holiday accommodation; anda fairer contribution – using national and local taxation systems to ensure second home owners make a fair and effective contribution to the communities in which they buy. There will also be a pilot area in Wales, to be decided over the summer, where these new measures will be trialled and evaluated before being considered for wider rollout. Other supporting actions, including the work on a registration scheme for all holiday accommodation and a consultation on changes to […]

Welsh micro distillery goes Transatlantic

Welsh micro distillery goes Transatlantic

One of the most celebrated craft producers in the UK, the Dyfi Distillery in Corris, has secured a prestigious export contract to the USA. The distillery has partnered with Broadbent Selections, one of the finest American wine and spirits importers, and created a Dyfi Gin blend especially for them. Much like the distillery’s iconic Pollination bottling, it is a Dovey Native Botanical Gin, based on a complex formulation of indigenous flowers, leaves, berries and conifers. And like Pollination Gin, it is being celebrated immediately after release, having just been awarded Gold at the 2021 Gin Masters. “This is really the culmination of a conversation which started six years ago,” commented […]

Travel, tourism, hospitality and catering sector review: Online Questionnaires

Qualifications Wales want to hear your views about the qualifications, and the qualifications system in the travel, tourism, hospitality and catering sector.Are qualifications meeting the needs of learners, learning providers and employers? Are they up to date and relevant?Do they prepare learners well for employment?Is the assessment appropriate and fair?What improvements could be made? And;What skills are needed for the future? https://www.qualificationswales.org/english/qualifications/vocational-qualifications/sector-reviews/travel-tourism-hospitality-and-catering-sector-review/travel-tourism-hospitality-and-catering-sector-review-online-questionnaires/

Welsh Government support for businesses impacted by Covid restrictions

The ERF package of support will provide emergency and transition grants of up to £25k to eligible businesses to help meet their operating costs (excluding staff wages) for the period between 1st July 2021 and 31st August 2021. The package will provide grants to businesses that remain closed or continue to be materially affected by Covid-19 alert level 2 and the transition to alert level one restrictions. The ERF will support businesses that are either: a) Forced to remain closed or unable to trade by on-going restrictions between 1st July 2021 and 31st August 2021 b) Event space and attractions severely impacted by ongoing social distancing regulations c) Other businesses […]

North Wales Tourism Annual Trade Meeting / Cyfarfod Masnach Blynyddol Twristiaeth Gogledd Cymru 2021

NWTs virtual annual tourism business seminar was held on Monday 28 June with presentations from: Jim Jones, CEO of North Wales Tourism – 2020 Review Adrian Barsby, Barsby Associates – Combating UndertourismAdrian Greason-Walker, Wales Tourism Alliance – Welsh Government’s Tourism Tax ConsultationChristian Fontana, Barclaycard – focussing on the partnership between Barclaycard and NWT and how they can support tourism businesses. At the meeting three new members were elected as Directors to the Board of North Wales Tourism: Adrian Barsby, Barsby Associates LtdMarc Viercant, Cae Mor Hotel, LlandudnoTansy Rogerson, Armadillo Events The following members were also re-elected to the board: Tanya Keith, The Management Centre, BangorLucy Miller, Llanfair Hall, AngleseyRuth Higgin, […]