Restrictions Business Fund Extension

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12 February 2021

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Restrictions Business Fund Extension

Restrictions Business Fund Extension 

Following the First Minister’s announcement on 29th January, the fund has been extended to provide a single top up payment via non-domestic rates (NDR) grants for non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses affected by national restrictions. These additional NDR grants will cover the period to the end of March 2021.

Additional funding has also been made available for local discretionary grants and will be available through application via local authorities.

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Further funding announced to support creative sector freelancers

Freelancers working in Wales’ creative sectors will receive a further round of support worth £8.9 million.

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Businesses urged to register for financial support

Welsh Government is urging businesses to ensure they are registered for financial support to help them deal with the ongoing impacts of coronavirus.

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Officer Worker

The new relationship with the EU: What it means for Wales

The Welsh Government has published guidance, which sets out the implications of the new relationship between the UK and the EU as set out in the Trade Cooperation Agreement for citizens, business, and communities in Wales as well as for our future security.

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Sports Sector Fund

Sport Sector Private Provider Fund

The fund aims to ensure that private businesses are able to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic to continue providing opportunities which keep people active across Wales. 

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Business Wales Support


Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund

In response to the widespread cancellation of work as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Musicians Union (MU) has set up a £1 million hardship fund that members can apply to.

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Free PPE packs for taxi drivers

Taxi and private hire vehicle drivers in Wales will be able to claim a free pack of high quality PPE and vehicle cleaning materials, funded by Welsh Government.

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NHS COVID-19 App payment

Users of the NHS Covid-19 App now eligible to apply for £500 self-isolation payment

To be eligible to apply, app users will need to meet certain criteria.

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Kickstart Scheme

Changes to the Kickstart scheme

If you’re looking to create 29 or less jobs placements for young people, apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme.

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Female Entrepreneurship

Female Entrepreneurship Funding announced

NatWest have announced an additional £1 billion in funding to help support female-led businesses in the UK recover from the coronavirus.

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