BBC Wales Investigates, The Price of Lockdown

Below is a link to a programme which will be on BBC Wales next Monday evening 30th November featuring NWT Board Member Frankie Hobro, Anglesey Sea Zoo. The programme highlights the plight of the Tourism and Hospitality industry in Wales, the North in particular as a result of the Covid pandemic and Frankie was one of the businesses which the programme followed which will hopefully demonstrate the constant utter frustration about the complete lack of guidance and support and the inability to plan throughout, and being dealt the blow of going from the position of being on the brink of large expansion to fighting for survival. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000q1xk

Four UK nations agree new rules for the festive period

Up to three households can form an exclusive ‘bubble’ to meet at home during this period. When a bubble is formed it is fixed, and must not be changed or extended further at any point.Each Christmas bubble can meet at home, at a place of worship or an outdoor public place, but existing, more restrictive rules on hospitality and meeting in other venues will be maintained throughout this period. Further guidance will be provided in due course. https://gov.wales/four-uk-nations-agree-new-rules-festive-period

How to Adapt Now Webinar – Wednesday 25th November at 12 noon

A webinar on how independent accommodation providers can adjust their offering to be ready to satisfy the new demands of guests in 2021. Eviivo will be joined by Alistair Handyside of the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK, Stuart Mills, founder of Useyourlocal.com, plus experienced property owners, and David Weston of the B&B Association for the latest updates on Government support for the sector. More information can be found on https://eviivo.com/events/webinar/how-to-adapt-now.

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 https://businesswales.gov.wales/news-and-blogs/news/hmrc-do-you-have-employees-working-home-because-covid-19

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 […]