The Chancellor’s summer economic update: Background briefing

The Chancellor will make a statement to the House on Wednesday 8 July. He will outline plans to support the economy. The Chancellor’s statement is being labelled as a ‘summer economic update’. Plans include a new £2bn scheme to create thousands of job placements for young peopleThe chancellor announces a temporary change to stamp duty – immediately increasing the threshold to £500,000Temporary cut to VAT on food, accommodation and attractions from 20% to 5% is announcedChancellor announces new job retention bonus for employers who bring back furloughed staffA £2bn “green homes grant” to help make homes more energy efficient is also unveiled

Trade Update – June 2020

North Wales Tourism has always been about bringing people together, working together, consulting with our members, lobbying hard on your behalf and trying to carve a sensible path through the demands of the Welsh Government and the public sector. I hope you agree that our team led by Eirlys, our Commercial Director, have done a great job of keeping you updated. Over the last few months we have been called upon like never before. We have gathered a dossier of heart-breaking stories from across the board as you have struggled to adjust and cope through the Covid19 pandemic.  We found it particularly unfair how a number of local authorities, guided […]

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 […]

Tourism in the COVID-19 crisis webinar

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. Webinar was recorded if you missed it you can view here Members can dial in but are encouraged to register with name, email and company, those who register will receive a travel whitepaper. Who is Equator? We are 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 […]

North Wales holiday cottage owners praised for generous response to coronavirus crisis

North Wales holiday cottage owners praised for generous response to coronavirus crisis

Key workers in North Wales are praising the generosity of North Wales holiday cottage owners who are housing NHS and other frontline workers free of charge. The holiday cottage owners, whose usual rental income has been completely wiped out by the coronavirus lockdown, have generously donated accommodation to workers who need to self-isolate away from elderly or vulnerable family members in their own homes. Ciando poster for keyworker guests The Ciando accommodation scheme was launched by Menter Môn, a not-for-profit company which works to support rural communities across North Wales. Dafydd Gruffyd, managing director of Menter Môn said: “On the one hand, we were aware of an increasing number of […]

Power Solutions

Power Solutions are a top 10 UK Premier Energy Broker who are helping all business entities take advantage of today’s energy prices. During the uncertain times we are in why not look to see whether you can save money by contacting Power Solutions.  Oil price history cost per barrel  In 2001 it was $28.29  In 2008 it peaked during the recession at $165.20  April 2020 it is $20.11 This week Russia and The Arab States have agreed to cut production to drive the price upward which means energy prices likely to rise plus look at what happened in 2008 during the last UK recession. The next one is global. Let […]