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 […]

Marketing – Moving Forward and Planning Ahead

We know that right now there is so much uncertainty, it’s hard to plan ahead. However, we can focus on what we are certain of – that North Wales remains a fantastic destination with a lot to offer its visitors. It has got no less beautiful or appealing over the last year and people everywhere are desperate to travel and visit new places. So it’s only a matter of when, and not if, our amazing region will be welcoming them again. In preparation, at North Wales Tourism, we have been working on our marketing plan to support the road to recovery and make sure that North Wales is at the […]

WG Update – 29 January 2021

While the situation in Wales is improving, lockdown restrictions – alert level 4 must continue for another 3 weeks to allow the NHS to recover. Rates of coronavirus across Wales have fallen to 175 cases per 100,000 people for the first time since early November. Thousands more people receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – the latest figures show almost 11% of the population have been vaccinated. Two small changes from tomorrow : * People can change support bubble if circumstances have changed * Two people from different households can meet outside to exercise outside together (although they should make every effort to maintain social distancing. People must […]

Extension of the Restrictions Business Fund

This is an extension of the funding package, which WG put in place in early December. This latest funding will be used to extend the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) Restrictions Business Fund non-domestic Rates (NDR) grant and Discretionary based grants for all non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism (NERHLT) sectors. It provides a top up payment to cover the period between the 25 January and end of March 2021 for businesses affected by national alert Level 4 restrictions. Supply chain businesses will also be able to apply if they have had a reduction in turnover of more than 40%. WG have also extended a £5,000 grant through to properties with […]

Allowing tourism to re-open over Easter will put North Wales on Road to Recovery

There are growing calls for a special recovery fund to be set up for the tourism and hospitality industry that’s been pushed into economic freefall as a result of the pandemic. According to Jim Jones, the Chief Executive of North Wales Tourism, it was also essential that existing financial support measures were extended to help them survive 2021. Thousands of jobs had already been lost and the scale of the financial disaster was “cataclysmic”. Visit Britain was forecasting that during the pandemic, tourism revenues had fallen  by £68.8 billion cross the UK, while in North Wales a recent study had shown there had been a devastating drop of £2.17 billion in […]

Bounce Back through Branding

As we settle into a New Year and look forward to 2021, now is the time to prepare to Bounce Back, putting in to practice what we’ve learnt from previous lockdowns to make sure that once we enter the ‘next normal’, your business is in the best position possible to help with consumers pent up demand. Global supported thousands of businesses last year, helping them find the right communication at the right time. Join Global on Tuesday 2nd February as they share what they’ve learned from previous lockdowns and how you can prepare for the “next normal” in your business! Register for FREE today: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/register/wbvhwagz