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.

Business Reopening Guide for North Wales Tourism

Prepare the reopening of your business now and enable a quicker recovery The ‘Fire Break’ lockdown has seen most ‘non-essential’ businesses in Wales shut their doors once again, creating more uncertainty and making recovery the key priority to focus on. Planning the safe reopening of your business now is critical. Our trusted partner, Shield Safety Group, have created a FREE Reopening Guide to support North Wales Tourism members return to trading in a robust and secure manner. To access the FREE guide, simply click here and complete the form. Written by Shield Safety’s experienced team of Environmental Health Practitioners, the Reopening Guide addresses common issues such as waste management […]