Welsh Government to strengthen legislation to ensure workplaces and shops are safer

Businesses in Wales will have to carry out a specific coronavirus risk assessment under new Welsh Government legislation.These risk assessments will be the starting point for implementing the reasonable measures that are required to be taken to minimise exposure to the coronavirus on premises open to the public and in workplaces.This involves considering issues such as: whether ventilation is adequatehygieneensuring physical distancing is taking placeuse of PPE and face coverings. It will also include considering how employers maximise the number of people who can work from home. https://gov.wales/welsh-government-to-strengthen-legislation-to-ensure-workplaces-and-shops-are-safer

Keep Wales Safe Assets

Keep Wales Safe assets for use on your communication channels – website, newsletter, social media etc. Here’s a link to the Level 4 regulations – including Easyread, BSL clip and an easyshare leaflet in different languages. https://wales.assetbank-server.com/assetbank-wales/images/assetbox/9fb61a3e-36b8-4290-ba7b-c4a3f2faeec7/assetbox.html Here’s a link to assets focusing on lockdown, new variant of coronavirus and  strengthened messages – including links for Covid information in different languages on the Welsh Government website. This link has been updated. https://wales.assetbank-server.com/assetbank-wales/images/assetbox/a0c978ee-43b0-47d6-997c-d56e8bc9148f/assetbox.html Here’s a link to the vaccination assets. https://wales.assetbank-server.com/assetbank-wales/images/assetbox/658a6788-8824-49d7-a8aa-7fd481aa4685/assetbox.html

Regional Recovery 2021 – Business Summit 24th Feb 2021

Business Summit covering the latest investments, plans and supports on economic recovery for the North Wales Mersey Dee cross border region. Presentations from the Mersey Dee Alliance, Welsh Government, Cheshire & Warrington LEP, North Wales Economic Ambition Board and Growth Track 360. This free event online Feb 24th 10am to 3 pm includes Q&A and follow up business input. Click here to register today.

Brexit Transition

Following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 and the signing of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU, the UK Government has issued guidance for a wide range of sectors. More information can be found on: https://www.gov.uk/transition https://gov.wales/preparing-wales Guidance is now available for working in the following sectors from 1 January 2021. The telecoms and information services sector from January 2021http://bit.ly/3nqIqUC The sports and recreation sector from January 2021http://bit.ly/2JUXrAi The media and broadcasting sectors from January 2021http://bit.ly/2LB43nN The digital, technology and computer services sectors from January 2021http://bit.ly/3nsMEep The arts, culture and heritage sectors from January 2021http://bit.ly/35o2NLX The creative industries sector from […]

ONS Published Survey

The ONS has published a survey on the public actions over the Christmas period and perceptions regarding the future beyond Covid-19. The survey was undertaken before the current lockdowns (Jan 2021) on the perceptions regarding how soon the UK will get back to normal which will have implications for holiday booking patterns this year. The main findings were: A quarter of adults (25%) felt that life will return to normal in six months or less, compared with 22% the week before.One in five (20%) adults felt that it will take more than a year for life to return to normal, compared with 23% the week before. Concerning fort tourism terms […]

Webinar with What3Words – Recording now available

The What3Words webinar that took place before Christmas was recorded and is now available on our website. The free what3words app and website is used across the whole of the UK and around the globe and it’s the simplest way to talk about location. Street addresses weren’t designed for 2020. They aren’t accurate enough to specify precise locations, such as building entrances, and don’t exist for parks and many rural areas. what3words has divided the world into 3 metre squares and given each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations. To learn more click on the link below What3Words Webinar […]

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates for 2021

The UK Government has announced the rise in the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage from April 2021. For the first time, more younger people will be eligible for the National Living Wage, as the age threshold will be lowered from 25 to 23. In full, the increases are: National Living Wage (23+) to increase from £8.72 to £8.91National Minimum Wage (21-22) to increase from £8.20 to £8.36National Minimum Wage (18-20) to increase £6.45 to £6.56National Minimum Wage (under 18) to increase £4.55 to £4.62Apprenticeship Wage to increase from £4.15 to £4.30 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-announces-pay-rise-for-millions-of-people