Right to Work Guidance Updated

The Home Office has updated the Right to Work Guidance for employers which relates to the need for employers to check the status of non-uk nationals to make sure that they are legally able to work in the UK. As a result of the government’s announcement on 14 June 2021 to extend the date for the easing of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures, the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks will now end on 31 August 2021. From 1 September 2021, employers will revert to face-to-face and physical document checks as set out in legislation and guidance. This will ensure employers have sufficient notice to put measures in […]

Rule changes on hold for 4 weeks as delta spreads

First Minister Mark Drakeford will announce a 4-week pause to the coronavirus rules on Friday (June 18) to help boost protection against the new delta variant. The Welsh Government reviewed the public health situation this week, mid-way through the current three-week regulations cycle, after announcing a phased move into alert level one. The rules around larger outdoor activities and events were relaxed on June 7. While WG will not be making any substantive changes to the rules, they are making some minor and technical amendments to the coronavirus regulations to make them easier to understand and easier to apply for businesses.WG will amend the regulations so from Monday 21 June: […]

Domestic Support Fund

A new fund supporting the events industry recovery will provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations hosting domestic business events from 21 June to 17 December 2021. The new Domestic Support Fund is designed to offer financial support to kick start the return of business events and to showcase that the UK is ready to meet again and has adapted to new ways of meeting in a COVID-19 secure environment. https://www.visitbritain.org/domestic-support-fund

Digital Marketing and Online Tools for Food and Drink Producers

Superfast Business Wales’ free two-part webinar tailored for Welsh food and drink producers. Learn how to use digital marketing to reach customers and get cash in the bank, as well as online tools to help you better manage your business, stock and customers – such as CRM and booking systems, accounting and more https://businesswales.gov.wales/superfastbusinesswales/events/food-and-drink-producers-webinars-may-aug-2021

Economy Minister confirms further Welsh Government support for businesses impacted by phased move to alert level 1

Businesses in Wales materially affected by the phased move to alert level 1, such as indoor attractions and wedding venues, will receive £2.5 million in further support from Welsh Government, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced today. To receive the funding, businesses will need to have applied to the Welsh Government’s latest round of emergency funding, the deadline for which has been extended until 12pm Wednesday 16 June 2021. Eligible applicants will automatically receive the top-up where possible, or will be required to self-declare via a simple online process. Details are available on the Business Wales website: COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) Business Support – May and June 2021 Eligibility […]

Tourism Recovery Plan

The Tourism Recovery Plan sets out the role that the UK government will play in assisting and accelerating the tourism sector’s recovery from COVID-19. In November 2020, as part of the Global Travel Taskforce report, the UK government made a commitment to publish a Tourism Recovery Plan in 2021. The plan represents an important milestone in the recovery of the tourism sector from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It will ensure the tourism sector is well placed to reach its full potential and contribute to the UK government’s ambitious overall plan for growth. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tourism-recovery-plan https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/992974/Tourism_Recovery_Plan__Web_Accessible_.pdf Tourism_Recovery_Plan__Web_Accessible_Download

Link to the GLLM Vacancies Noticeboard

In partnership with Grwp Llandrillo Menai (GLLM), the colleges will showcase any vacancies you have as a business, not just the tourism & hospitality, but other sectors especially if you want temporary staff to get you through the summer on their jobs noticeboard page https://www.gllm.ac.uk/employer-jobs-noticeboard. The colleges have agreed to undertake a 2 specific day prep course in advance of you meeting them. Getting a vacancy posted is a straightforward process. You will just need to complete the attached form and then email it to: employerjobs@gllm.ac.uk or you can promote your business by uploading a short one minute video. The video will need to be: max length of 1 minutemp4 […]

First Minister confirms phased move to alert level one

The first phase of the move to alert level one means that from Monday June 7: The size of extended households can be increased to up to three households, and a further household with a single adult or single adult with caring responsibilities will also be able to join.Up to 30 people can meet outdoors, including in private gardens, outdoor hospitality and public places. Larger outdoor organised gatherings and events, such as concerts, football matches and sporting activities, like organised running groups can go ahead for up to 4,000 people standing and 10,000 people seated. All organisers planning events and activities must undertake a full risk assessment and put in […]