News Bulletin: ERF Phase 3; Extra £10million package; Firebreak FAQs; Business Closures

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26 October 2020


ERF Phase 3 opening soon

The ERF Phase 3 Business Development Grant is having final detail added and will open for applications this week (anticipated date Wednesday, 28 October - *this is tbc). Use the Eligibility Checker to review the criteria prior to its opening.

Extra £10 million package to help protect jobs and those struggling financially

Last Friday (23 October) Finance Minister Rebecca Evans called on employers to use extra Welsh Government funding to protect workers at risk of falling through a gap in UK government wage support schemes, as an extra £10 million package was announced.

FAQs – Firebreak

The Firebreak FAQs have been updated.

Closure of businesses and premises: coronavirus (COVID 19)

Background detail and a list of non-essential businesses and premises that must be closed from 6pm on 23 October to 9 November is online.

Stay up to date with tourism industry news

We are committed to providing the support and assurance the business community needs during these unprecedented difficult times and have issued several Coronavirus (COVID-19) related bulletins which can be found on the Tourism Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletins page. 

Business Wales is providing businesses with tailored support and advice about dealing with coronavirus, from financial and supply chain planning to advice on staffing issues. We would advise Tourism businesses and stakeholders in Wales wanting specific guidance to visit the Business Wales website or call Business Wales helpline on 03000 6 03000, and to regularly visit the Public Health Wales website for up-to-date public health information for you, your staff and your visitors.