Archives for North Wales Business News

Welsh Business News – Over 5,500 businesses apply for Welsh Government’s £100m Economic Resilience Fund in two days | North Wales Chronicle

THE first-come-first-serve business grants of the Welsh Government’s £100million Economic Resilience Fund has been fully subscribed with more than 5,500 businesses applying for support in just two days. Demand from businesses of all sizes across Wales has been received since the latest round of the ERF Development Grants which opened to applications on Wednesday, October 28. Businesses can still however benefit from the £200m available from the third phase of the fund. The £100m business grants are part of the £300m made available in the third stage of the ERF by the Welsh Government to support businesses continuing to be
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Welsh Business News via the Welsh Business News Blog on LinkedIn – #WelshBiz

If you are interested in Welsh Business News then you should take a look at (and follow) the WelshBiz Blog on LinkedIn, which has loads of Business News from many different Welsh Businesses! You can visit the WelshBiz blog on LinkedIn by clicking the link below! Welsh Business News Blog by #WelshBiz Business News that you can expect from the #WelshBiz LinkedIn Blog; Business Networking Wales News Business Events Wales News SME Business News Wales Corporate Business News Wales Business News Wales Posts Wales Online Business Posts Welsh Entrepreneur News Mike Armstrong News etc. The WelshBiz Blog on LinkedIn is
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News Bulletin: Economic Resilience Fund – Find out if your business is eligible for support from the third phase

Visit Wales Industry News News for the Tourism Industry in Wales To subscribe to our newsletter, click here. Having trouble viewing this email or to share, view online. 7 October 2020 Economic Resilience Fund – Find out if your business is eligible for support from the third phase Businesses across Wales can now find out if they can apply for funding from the third phase of the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) by visiting the online Eligibility Checker. Economy Minister Ken Skates announced the new phase of the fund last week which will see an additional £140m being made available to businesses. The
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Welsh Business News – Start-up grants for new businesses from £5m Welsh Government pot | #WelshBiz #WelshBizNews

A START-UP grant to support new businesses dealing with the severe impact of the coronavirus has been announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford. The fund will be worth £5m initially, with flexibility for the future. It will support start-up firms, which fall outside the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) as they only began trading in 2019. Applications for this grant will open on Monday (June 29), at the same time as phase two of the Economic Resilience Fund opens to applications. Mr Drakeford said that the announcement “will help to support new businesses in Wales which are
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Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan

Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon among celebrities to help host Tŷ Hafan’s virtual quiz fundraiser Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon will host a Gavin and Stacey themed round. Credit: Ian West/PA Images Welsh celebrities Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones, Sophie Evans and Caroline Sheen will help host a virtual quiz night for children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan. The event is being held at 7pm Friday 10 on the Welsh charity’s Facebook page and is the second virtual quiz fundraiser they have organised. Players are asked to donate what they can, with the first quiz raising almost £3,000. Due to the coronavirus lockdown, Tŷ
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Latest News on EU Funds In Wales

      FAQs on the impact of Coronavirus In response to the UK Government and Public Health Wales (PHW) advice on the coronavirus (COVID 19), please see guidance for project managers delivering EU-funded projects in these challenging times. Please keep checking the website for the latest information. News headlines Chwarae Teg secures £6m EU funds The funding will extend the organisation’s career development programme to 2023, supporting women in Wales to progress their careers, and assisting businesses to implement equality strategies and modern working practices.   Your views wanted on the future of Regional Investment in Wales The Welsh
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Free Trains in Wales for NHS Staff On TfW and other Transport News…

NHS staff in Wales are being offered free travel on Transport for Wales rail services with immediate effect, the company has announced. NHS workers will just need to show their work ID to access services to get themselves back and forth to work until 30 April. Public transport is to operate on a reduced scale throughout Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic. However the reduced service has led to crowding on some trains. New timetables are now in place for trains and buses until further notice. Announcing the move for NHS workers, Transport for Wales (TfW) said: “At Transport for
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Primark to close all 189 UK Stores including all stores in Wales – WelshBiz

Retail Giant Primark is to close all 189 of their UK stores in response to coronavirus. The major high street retailer will close all its shops due to the Covid-19 outbreak in a move affecting some 37,000 people. The Primark store on Cardiff’s Queens Street, as well as all 189 UK stores will close with immediate effect due to the coronavirus. The announcement by Primark, which has branches across Wales, will affect 37,000 people. A Primark spokesman said; “Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our employees,” “Primark has committed to supporting all employees who are directly affected
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All the latest Welsh Business News – From Business Wales / Welsh Government…

News 18 March 2020 Coronavirus: Social distancing, flexible working and working from home Current UK government advice is for everyone to try and stop unnecessary contact with other people – ‘social distancing’. This includes: 18 March 2020 Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses Following announcements in the Budget, the Department for Work and Pensions is making temporary arrangements to support those impacted by coronavirus. Extra support and measures will be in place for: 18 March 2020 New guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection New guidance advises people to stay at home for 14 days if someone in
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Welsh Business News / TfW News – Rail Journeys in Wales Dropped in 2019 for first time in 24 years…

The number of rail journeys taken in Wales dropped in 2019 for the first time in 24 years. It is the first full year that the Welsh Government-owned Transport for Wales(TfW) has been operating rail services. There were around 33.5 million trips on TfW compared with 33.6 million in 2018, the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) said. Rail bosses put the fall down to line closures due to flooding and fewer international rugby games in Cardiff. Journeys across the Wales and borders franchise dropped by 7.7% for the last quarter of 2019 – October to December – compared with the same period
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Lots of North Wales Business & Property News…

Latest News  Export Food & Drink News Fire-hit bakery forges ahead in new export markets North Wales Guest Correspondent  Finance and Banking Local Councils Networking Tech Training Conwy Business Centre redevelopment to support start-up companies North Wales Guest Correspondent  Food & Drink Retail North Wales event brings best of local food and drink together in Mold North Wales Guest Correspondent  Charity News North Wales storage giant helps blind bowlers North Wales Guest Correspondent  Jobs Law Recruitment Coronavirus on the agenda at free North Wales employment law seminars North Wales Guest Correspondent  Export Food & Drink News Fire-hit bakery forges ahead
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Fast Turnaround and Affordable UK Printing…

Here at instantprint we’re doing everything we can to make sure it’s business as usual so we can meet all of your printing needs – and keep both our colleagues and your business safe. Here’s a quick update on everything that’s going on at instantprint HQ! Next Day Delivery Still Available We’d like to reassure you that we’re still offering a fast online printing service and DPD are keeping us in the loop. We’re still offering next day delivery, meaning you can order express products and get them the very next day. Shop Express Range Posters Shop Now Signage Shop
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Remember Brexit? Oh if we could only have it back – it was better than Covid-19 anyday!

Reminder – The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 We are now in a transition period; during this time, the way you do business with the EU will not change. However, you will need to prepare and make changes to continue to do business at the end of the transition period. You will find all the information that you need about this on the Preparing Wales website. For more Wales, Welsh News, Welsh Business News or Welsh Government News, please follow the links.
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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Budget, Bugs & Business Rates – A Welsh Property Perspective…

Richard Murphy. Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Cardiff Office responds to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s 2020 Budget and what it means for Wales: “It is hard at this time to look beyond the short-term COVID-19 issues. In that regard, the Chancellor’s “budget within a budget”, contained some positive reassurance to many of our clients running small businesses in Wales, which form the life blood of our economy. This, coupled with some clarity on sick pay measures is helpful, coming off the back of the recent Bank of England announcements, will provide some immediate reassurance. However, the unknown remains in relation
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Full list of coronavirus confirmed cases in Wales – The epidemic can no longer be contained and cases are being confirmed daily – Wales News

The coronavirus pandemic has been declared the “worst public health crisis for a generation” by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He said families will continue to “lose loved ones before their time” as the outbreak worsens. Six new incidents of Coronavirus / Covid-19 have been confirmed in Wales – including one in Wrexham – bring the total of positive cases to 25. As of 9am on Thursday, a total of 29,764 people had been tested for coronavirus in the UK Of that, 590 tested positive and 10 patients who tested positive for Coronavirus / Covid-19 have died. Two other British nationals
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Welsh Business News / WelshBiz – Welsh Businesses to get Coronavirus Support from Welsh Government

First minister Mark Drakeford has promised to put every penny it receives from Budget announcement into helping firms on rates. Welsh Government has vowed that every penny of extra funding for Wales that stems from the UK chancellor’s decision to scrap business rates for thousands of English firms will go into supporting companies in Wales. Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday announced that the UK Government is scrapping business rates for small venues and shops this year in response to the coronavirus crisis. In his Budget speech, he said other venues, such as bed and breakfasts, gyms and leisure centres, with
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Welsh Unemployment at Record Low of 2.9% 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰

New figures show jobs market ‘in fine form’ as unemployment drops in Wales Unemployment in Wales has fallen to a record low of 2.9% in October to December, compared with 3.8% for the UK. During this period there were 45,000 people looking for work, 14,000 fewer than the previous three months. Responding to the latest official labour market statistics, Robert Lloyd Griffiths, Director of IoD Wales, said: “The UK jobs market ended last year in fine form with employment up by 0.5% to 74.4% in Wales with unemployment down to 2.9% , but 2020 may be more challenging for employers.
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Record figures for Wales’ Food and Drink sector 🥘 🍷 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

The latest industry figures reveal a record turnover figure of £7.473 billion for Wales’ food and drink sector in 2019, surpassing the ambitious target set in 2014 to achieve 30% growth and reach £7billion of sales by 2020. In 2018, 73% of all Welsh food and drink exports went to the European Union. Wales’ drinks market made a significant contribution to that figure with a turnover of £902 million in the last year – representing a growth of 35% in the sector since 2014. The industry is made up of a diverse range of producers of varying scale and ambitions,
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