WG Restrictions Business Fund Reopening

Further support for non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism and other businesses forced or required to close or significantly impacted by the ongoing restrictions: Restrictions Business Fund – Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) grants for non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism (NERHLT) sectors and their supply chainwill provide a single top up payment to cover the period between the 25 January and end of March 2021Now extended to include NERHLT businesses with a RV of £150,001 – 500,000. Automated payments will be made to those businesses that are eligible and have already received a Restrictions Grant payment. Those that have not previously received a Restrictions Grant payment will have to register with […]

Pay VAT deferred due to coronavirus

The Government has announced the opening of a new VAT Deferral Scheme to run from 23 February and 21 June 2021. This scheme allows businesses who deferred VAT payments due during the first national lockdown to make the repayments in 2-11 instalments (via DD) instead of one lump sum. You need to register to join the scheme directly, rather than through an agent, and do so by 21 June, setting the repayment schedule thereafter. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/deferral-of-vat-payments-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19

Business Resilience – The Road to Recovery

In a pilot 2-hour session, we will focus on The Customer Journey, shedding light on how customers make their decisions on where to go on holiday, the value of a staycation, why they might choose North Wales over other UK locations and offering tips on how businesses can create and drive engagement with potential and previous clients. We will show you how to identify and target your ‘ideal’ client, the value of booking platforms, and also the benefits and challenges in running your own direct booking platform, looking at social media and how to use it best. We will take you through the added value of networking (and share those networks) and […]

International Traveller Research

VisitBritain have published the findings from the International Recovery Research on their corporate website on 3 February 2021. The purpose is to provide up-to-date insights on international travel demand and visitor needs as part of a recovery planning. The report provides the results from the first wave of the research, undertaken in December 2020, based on an online survey of potential visitors living in 14 key international markets for the UK. Please follow the link to read the report. https://www.visitbritain.org/node/123858/

Businesses urged to register for financial support

Welsh Government is urging businesses to ensure they are registered for financial support to help them deal with the ongoing impacts of coronavirus. The financial package is predominantly for businesses that pay non-domestic rates and have been forced to close or operate differently as a result of coronavirus restrictions. As businesses need to have registered with their local authorities in October or later in order to receive the payments, Welsh Government is urging firms that have not yet done so to take action now so they do not miss out. https://gov.wales/businesses-urged-register-financial-support

HMRC Self Assessment Deadline extended

Self Assessment customers who cannot file their tax return by the 31 January 2021 deadline will not receive a late filing penalty if they file online by 28 February.Taxpayers are still obliged to pay their bill by 31 January. Interest will be charged from 1 February on any outstanding liabilities. Customers can pay online, or via their bank, or by post before they file. More information on how to pay is at GOV.UK. Taxpayers who cannot afford to pay their tax bill on time can apply online to spread their bill over up to 12 months. But they will need to file their 2019 to 2020 tax return before setting up […]

Yr Wyddfa and Ogwen Parking and Transport Consultation and Workshops

The Snowdonia Partnership (SP) has been developing a draft Sustainable Parking and Transport strategy to help improve access and connectivity in the Yr Wyddfa and Ogwen areas of Snowdonia National Park. SP are asking local communities to shape that strategy and help plan and deliver improvements to the important issues of parking, public transport, walking and cycling routes. The closing date for comments is 12:59pm, Sunday 7 March 2021. https://www.snowdonpartnership.co.uk/parkingandtransport

Go North Wales Tourism February Trade News

We appreciate that it remains to be an extremely difficult, worrying and complex time for many businesses and individuals across North Wales with the COVID-19 pandemic but please remember that we are here to support you. We continue to monitor the circumstances as they are developing and also continue to engage with MPs and MSs, lobbying on issues on your behalf and making sure your voice is heard. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact us, by email (contacts below), social media channels, online chat on the Trade website or phone. Please email jim.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk; eirlys.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk or deborah.nettleton@gonorthwales.org.uk with any issues etc you may have.Please  also make […]