Support Local This Christmas

Calling all North Wales Businesses We want to showcase all the wonderful delights that we have here in North Wales by encouraging local residents to support local. We are offering a free listing on our website to all types of businesses with seasonal offerings, including christmas gift ideas, arts and crafts, food and drink, decorations, gift/days out vouchers and lots more. To run alongside the website listing we will also be running a support local campaign at the start of December across our social media channels. The aim is to help boost the local economy and provide a platform to help local independent businesses promote themselves and their products in […]

Wales Culture Recovery Fund – Freelancer Fund Phase 3

PHASE 3 OF THE FUND FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IN EVERY LOCAL AUTHORITY WILL OPEN ON MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER AT 10AM. Following high demand for funding support across the arts and cultural sectors a further £10.7 million will be made available to support organisations and individuals during the pandemic. The funding will be used to open a third phase of the successful Freelancer Fund which will see a further £3.5 million being made available nationwide across all local authority areas. Phase 3 of the Freelancer Fund will open for applications at 10am on Monday 23 November 2020. The fund will support freelancers who work in the following sectors: The ArtsArts and […]

HMRC: Do you have employees working from home because of COVID-19?

If you have asked your employees to work at home because of COVID-19 then they may have additional expenses. If you’ve not reimbursed your employees, they can claim tax relief on £6 per week or £26 per month for these extra costs. If they want to claim more, they must provide HMRC with evidence to support their claim. You can find more details on the

Copy of Press Release from Mark Isherwood MS

Minister urged to engage with North Wales Businesses before any future lockdowns With a survey showing that 39% of tourism, hospitality, retail and leisure businesses in North Wales would cease trading if there were any further national or local lockdowns, MS for the region Mark Isherwood, the Shadow Minister for North Wales, has called on the Economy Minister to engage with them before making any decisions in the future. Questioning the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates MS, in the Welsh Parliament this afternoon over the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses in North Wales, Mr Isherwood highlighted the concerning results of the survey conducted by […]

Future of Rural Wales Event – Monday 9 November, 7-8pm

GWLAD returns next week with a series of exciting events covering different aspects of life in Wales. The first event will be looking at the future for rural Wales. The panel will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their communities and professions.Chaired by Dr Nerys Llewelyn-Jones (Founder and Managing Partner, Agri-Advisor), tourism, housing, planning, business, agriculture, connectivity, the Welsh language, health care are all on the agenda as the panellists below share their views on what the future holds for rural communities: Dr Eilir Hughes (GP, Pwllheli)Jim Jones (Managing Director, North Wales Tourism)Sadie Pearce(My Coast) andGareth Wyn Jones (BBC Presenter, The Family Farm) To learn more and to […]

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension

The UK Government is continuing to support the self-employed due to the impact that coronavirus (COVID-19) has had and is extending the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The SEISS Grant Extension provides critical support to the self-employed in the form of two grants, each available for three month periods covering November 2020 to January 2021 and February 2021 to April 2021. The online service for the next grant will be available from 30 November 2020.HMRC will provide full details about claiming and applications in guidance on the website in due course. For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.