Sport Sector Private Provider Fund

The Sport Sector Private Provider Fund provides financial support to private and commercial providers. The fund aims to ensure that private businesses are able to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic to continue providing opportunities which keep people active across Wales. The fund is for private and commercial providers who directly deliver physical activity opportunities to the public in Wales such as: commercial gymsdance and fitness studiosgolf courseshorse riding providersmotorsport providersskate parkstrampoline parks Grants of £5,000 and £15,000 (depending on annual turnover) will be made available to those who are able to show that they have a net loss from operations that would have taken place in Wales, since April 2020, […]

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.

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.

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.