Economy Minister confirms further Welsh Government support for businesses impacted by phased move to alert level 1

Businesses in Wales materially affected by the phased move to alert level 1, such as indoor attractions and wedding venues, will receive £2.5 million in further support from Welsh Government, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced today. To receive the funding, businesses will need to have applied to the Welsh Government’s latest round of emergency funding, the deadline for which has been extended until 12pm Wednesday 16 June 2021. Eligible applicants will automatically receive the top-up where possible, or will be required to self-declare via a simple online process. Details are available on the Business Wales website: COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) Business Support – May and June 2021 Eligibility […]

Tourism Recovery Plan

The Tourism Recovery Plan sets out the role that the UK government will play in assisting and accelerating the tourism sector’s recovery from COVID-19. In November 2020, as part of the Global Travel Taskforce report, the UK government made a commitment to publish a Tourism Recovery Plan in 2021. The plan represents an important milestone in the recovery of the tourism sector from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It will ensure the tourism sector is well placed to reach its full potential and contribute to the UK government’s ambitious overall plan for growth. Tourism_Recovery_Plan__Web_Accessible_Download

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

A Virtual Annual Trade ForumMonday 28 June 2021 at 11am NWTs annual tourism business seminar held virtually with Guest Speaker to be confirmed. There will also be an Open Forum with the Board and Staff of NWT for you to share your concerns. We are also seeking to appoint 6 directors at our AGM to serve on the Board of North Wales Tourism – 4 directors for a period of 3 years and 2 directors for a period of 1 year.  Below is a link to the nomination form which should be completed and returned to at North Wales Tourism no later than noon on Friday 18th June 2021. To […]

Link to the GLLM Vacancies Noticeboard

In partnership with Grwp Llandrillo Menai (GLLM), the colleges will showcase any vacancies you have as a business, not just the tourism & hospitality, but other sectors especially if you want temporary staff to get you through the summer on their jobs noticeboard page The colleges have agreed to undertake a 2 specific day prep course in advance of you meeting them. Getting a vacancy posted is a straightforward process. You will just need to complete the attached form and then email it to: or you can promote your business by uploading a short one minute video. The video will need to be: max length of 1 minutemp4 […]

First Minister confirms phased move to alert level one

The first phase of the move to alert level one means that from Monday June 7: The size of extended households can be increased to up to three households, and a further household with a single adult or single adult with caring responsibilities will also be able to join.Up to 30 people can meet outdoors, including in private gardens, outdoor hospitality and public places. Larger outdoor organised gatherings and events, such as concerts, football matches and sporting activities, like organised running groups can go ahead for up to 4,000 people standing and 10,000 people seated. All organisers planning events and activities must undertake a full risk assessment and put in […]

New variants of coronavirus and travel – Frequently Asked Questions – Reminde

On 26 May the First Minister issued a statement ( on the new variants of coronavirus. The Welsh Government is urging anyone planning a break in Wales from an area with higher rates of coronavirus in the UK to test themselves twice weekly, using the free COVID-19 lateral flow tests, before they travel. Only those who have a negative test result and no symptoms of coronavirus should travel. It is also advising travellers to bring lateral flow testing kits with them to continue regular testing while on holiday – this is an additional measure to help keep Wales safe.Read the new variants of coronavirus and travel Frequently Asked Questions ( […]

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) fifth grant

HMRC has published a new guidance document for the Self-Employed regarding applications for the Fifth Grant. It is important to note that the fifth grants differs from previous grants in that the amount that a person will receive will be determined by how much their turnover has been reduced in the year April 2020 to April 2021. To work out your eligibility for the fifth grant, HMRC will first look at their 2019 to 2020 Self Assessment tax return and you will only be eligible if your trading profits are no more than £50,000 and at least equal to your non-trading income. If you are not eligible based on your […]

ERF for businesses with a turnover of under £85,000 open

The Economic Resilience Fund for businesses with a turnover of under £85,000 has now opened, and will close at 5:00pm 30 June 2021. This additional financial support for the period 1 May to 30 June 2021 is available for eligible businesses who have/are/will be significantly impacted by the ongoing restrictions in response to COVID-19. Before applying, make sure you’ve read the Fund Guidelines and completed the eligibility checker: Fund Guidelines – Eligibility Checker – ERF FAQ – Link to Individual LA websites Anglesey – Conwy – Denbighshire – Flintshire – Gwynedd –,-support-and-training/May-2021-Restrictions.aspx Wrexham – The fund will close on 30 June […]