Go North Wales Tourism June Trade News

We appreciate that it remains to be an extremely difficult, worrying and complex time for many businesses and individuals across North Wales with the COVID-19 pandemic but please remember that we are here to support you. We continue to monitor the circumstances as they are developing and also continue to engage with MPs and MSs, lobbying on issues on your behalf and making sure your voice is heard. North Wales Tourism engaged extensively with all parties ahead of the election and will continue to do so. We’ve already had meetings with some of the returning and newly elected members of the Senedd representatives and will continue to engage with them […]

Pub is the Hub – community grants

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable rural pub owners, licensees, and local communities to work together to help support and sustain local services in England, Scotland and Wales. Pub is the Hub’s Community Services Fund will assist projects which support the needs of local communities by using pubs to offer a new service or replace a service that has already been lost, such as a local shop, library, post office or community centre, or encouraging the local sourcing of products, providing school meals, IT training and church services. Funding will support projects where no other local funding for services currently exists. Applications can be submitted at any […]

Business Rates Wales Update Form VO 6048

Of note the many of you will shortly, if you have not yet, be receiving Form VO 6048 from the Valuation Office. It is a legal requirement to fill in this form with ever increasing fines for non-compliance. The purpose of the forms is for the Valuation Office to gather data to try to ensure that the revaluation of all Rateable Values is done based on as much information as possible. WTA Members, PASC UK has very kindly supplied a handy guide on how to fill in this form available on https://www.pascuk.co.uk/publications second row down on the right on the page.

Re-opening and briefing coach operators (and wider travel trade); Guidance on Group Visits and Guided Tours; other related opportunities

We’re all trying to provide a positive and safe welcome, directing coach operators to the correct information and resources; and to try and minimise issues and direct them where we can to lesser known areas/places to visit. Visit Wales have created a re-opening grid to respond to the growing enquiries from coach operators in particular around the full re-opening of tourism in Wales. As well as providing to enquirers, VW have done coach industry webinars and it’s now been published on the Coach Tourism Association website (https://coachtourismassociation.co.uk/cta-partners-visit-wales/). Now that more places are re-opening and gathering restrictions are getting slightly clearer we would be really grateful if you could review and […]

Fire safety guidance document for persons who own / operate small self-catering holiday accommodation

North Wales Fire & Rescue in partnership with Mid & West and South Wales Fire and Rescue Services have recently released a fire safety guidance document for persons who own / operate small self-catering holiday accommodation. https://www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk/keeping-you-safe/at-your-business/guidance-documents/self-catering-holiday-accommodation/

New team to lead Wales into a brighter future

Climate change, new green jobs and recovery from the pandemic will be at the heart of the new Welsh Labour Government, as First Minister Mark Drakeford reveals his new Cabinet team.The new Welsh Labour Government: Mark Drakeford – First MinisterMick Antoniw – Counsel General designate and Minister for the ConstitutionRebecca Evans – Minister for Finance and Local GovernmentVaughan Gething – Economy MinisterDawn Bowden – Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief WhipLesley Griffiths – Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and TrefnyddJane Hutt – Minister for Social JusticeHannah Blythyn – Deputy Minister for Social PartnershipJulie James – Minister for Climate ChangeLee Waters – Deputy Minister for Climate ChangeJeremy […]