Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) for businesses with a turnover of £85k+ closes 7 June 2021

The Economic Resilience Fund for businesses with a pre-COVID turnover of £85,000+ will close at 5:00pm 7 June 2021. Eligible businesses which have/will be impacted by the restrictions still in place during May and June 2021, can apply to the Economic Resilience Fund for financial assistance to help meet their operating costs (excluding staff wages). Support is available for businesses directly impacted by the restrictions and their supply chains. Don’t delay your application if you think you’re eligible for support. To check your eligibility, go to:

Go North Wales Tourism June 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. North Wales Tourism engaged extensively with all parties ahead of the election and will continue to do so. We’ve already had meetings with some of the returning and newly elected members of the Senedd representatives and will continue to engage with them […]

Reminder for Businesses

As each premises is different, businesses should read all guidance to understand the measures to be considered to re-open the business safely. Key areas businesses need to remain focussed on are: Ventilation  All hospitality businesses should take action to increase ventilation at their premises. This is such an important step that you, as a hospitality business, can take to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus in your pub, bar, café or restaurant.Good ventilation reduces how much virus is in the air. It helps reduce the risk from aerosol transmission when someone breathes in small particles in the air after a person with the virus has been in the same enclosed area.Think […]

Business Impacts of Coronavirus : May 2021

ONS has produced experimental estimates from the voluntary fortnightly business survey (BICS), for single site businesses only, on topics such as trading status, financial performance, workforce and business resilience. Geographical breakdowns include country, regional and local authority levels.

IPS Figures for 2020

ONS has published the final International Passenger Survey figures for 2020. The headline stats are: Overseas residents made 11.1 million visits to the UK in 2020; this was 73% fewer than in 2019 as travel reduced because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Overseas residents spent £6.2 billion on their visits to the UK in 2020; this was 78% less than in 2019.UK residents made 23.8 million visits abroad in 2020, which was 74% fewer than the previous year because of the coronavirus pandemic. UK residents spent £13.8 billion on visits abroad in 2020; this was 78% less than in 2019. On the inbound side, the 78% reduction in expenditure equates for […]

Reminder for businesses

Clarification on who can stay in holiday accommodation From 17 May, Wales moved into Alert Level 2 which means that all holiday accommodation can re-open fully.  However, businesses still need to ensure that their holiday accommodation (which includes hotel rooms, bed and breakfast accommodation, hostel or bunk house dormitory, holiday home, caravans and tents) is only occupied by people in the same household and people in their extended household (or anyone who is a carer of a member of the household).  Updated Hostels Guidance As we look at a phased re-opening, Hostel owners and managers need to be aware of and following the updated guidance for Hostels which can be […]