Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance to help employers keep their workplaces operating safely during this time. The latest guidance covers eight workplace settings: construction and other outdoor workfactories plants and warehouses other people’s homes labs and research facilities offices and contact centres restaurants offering takeaway or delivery shops and branches vehicles Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you should do to keep people safe. The following guides produced by Health & Safety Executive will […]

Tourism in the COVID-19 crisis webinar – Friday 15th May

North Wales Tourism has partnered with Equator to bring you a webinar with key actions to focus on in the coming weeks. The webinar will take place on Friday 15th May at 11am and will last 30 minutes with questions at the end. Equator is a top 5 independent digital transformation agency helping clients like Virgin Active, AXA, IHG, Village Hotels, Butlins, Hotel du Vin and Malmaison take on tomorrow. Speaker is Martin Jordan, Director of Marketing & Innovation at Equator. For further details and to book click here To Watch the recording please click here

UK furlough scheme extended by four months

The UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus will be extended to October. Mr Sunak confirmed that employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500. But he said the government will ask companies to “start sharing” the cost of the scheme from August onwards.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

The self-employed are invited to get ready to make their claims for coronavirus support, and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The scheme will open tomorrow, but you can check if you are eligible for the Self-Employment income Support Scheme. Follow the link below for more details

Covid-19: Welsh Government urged to listen to North Wales Holiday Let Businesses

North Wales MS Mark Isherwood has called on the Welsh Government to support holiday let businesses in North Wales which have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.   Mr Isherwood raised the matter when taking part in yesterday’s virtual Welsh Parliament meeting. Responding the Statement by the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates MS, on the Welsh Government’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mr Isherwood said he has been contacted by several holiday let business owners in North Wales who are worried for their future because of the Welsh Government’s revised criteria for supporting them during the pandemic. Speaking via ‘Zoom’ from his home in North Wales, […]

Trade Update – May 2020

Dear Member, each day brings new headlines about Covid-19 and its impact on our communities and businesses. The safety and wellbeing of our team and our members is always our biggest priority. We have continued to represent you as you navigate your way through this crisis. We have with the full support of our Board been lobbying our MPs, AMs and councils, sharing insights and intelligence into Welsh Government from your feedback and talking with them about strategy for safe reopening. We have been pushing particularly hard on the unfairness experienced by bona fide self-catering accommodation businesses not getting the support they so badly need. This is not a situation […]