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Covid-19: Business Support

Latest update:

ERF Sector Specific Grant - The fund is open from 12pm on 13 January and it will remain open for 2 weeks or until funds are fully committed. The package of support is targeted at Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure (HTL) businesses and associated supply chain businesses that will be materially impacted by a greater than 60% impact of turnover as a result of the restrictions introduced on 4 December 2020 until the 22 January 2021. (More information.)

Welsh Government December 2020 Restrictions Business Funds - The Welsh Government has launched the Restrictions Business Fund to support businesses that have been directly impacted by the additional restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19 starting on Friday 4th December. (More information.)

- ERF Phase 3 Business Development Grant. Due to high demand, the ERF Business Development Grant is suspended while we process the applications received. Please monitor the Business Wales Covid-19 Support For Business website and social media channels for other support and updates.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Alert level 4

- Business Support Bulletin: we produce a regular bulletin with the latest business support information. Read the 15 January bulletin. Please see below heading Business Support Bulletins to view previous copies. Register to receive our business support bulletins.

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Financial Support and Business Rates

Grants

 

Cultural Recovery Fund Grant 

 

Loans

Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is open for applications and supports a wide range of business finance products, including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance facilities and can provide facilities of up to £5 million for smaller businesses across the UK facing loss or deferral of revenue, leading to cash flow disruptions.

 

Other financial support

Salary Costs / Job Retention scheme

Business Rates

Deferred VAT payments: VAT (Value Added Tax) payments will be deferred for 3 months. 

Downloadable Social Distancing Signs

Here is a basic bilingual site signage package that you can download and print to help your customers and staff to keep safe. Contact your local printer/designer if you’d like some quality/bespoke signs for your business.

Posters

Circles

Reopening Your Business - 6 Things to Remember 

Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue 

Smoke-free Premises Signs

Public protection

Complaints and enquiries relating to Covid-19

We are working with businesses across the county to ensure that they follow the latest regulations issued to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19. If you are concerned about a business that does not comply with Covid-19 regulations please let us know:

Report a concern: Compliance with Covid-19 

We also seek to prevent any scams or fraud involving Covid-19.  Please report any concerns to the Trading Standards team: 

Report a concern: Trading Standards

 

Services provided

In addition to providing advice to businesses and the public, the services will deal with :

- Product safety issues
- Complaints about animal health and welfare/animal feed
- Food Safety Notifications
- Notices of hazardous accidents and incidents in workplaces
- Notifications of infectious illnesses
- Complaints about businesses that remain open
- Renewals to renew taxi licences only
- Applications from licensed premises for temporary event permit to sell alcohol for off-site transportation
- Requests to bury the deceased in public health funerals
- Allegations of oil pollution from domestic tanks
- Enquiries about the safety of private waters
- Air pollution complaints
- Complaints about litter that may be hazardous to health   

Further support and information

Businesses that pay statutory sick pay to their staff

View details

 

Human resources advice from Menter a Busnes

View details 

Business Support Bulletins

15 January: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government to strengthen legislation to ensure workplaces and shops are safer; ERF Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Sector Specific Fund is open; Rural Business Investment Scheme – Food (RBIS); SMART Cymru – Call for decarbonisation R&D projects; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd; South Caernarfon Creameries to create 30 jobs in Gwynedd as part of £14m investment; Miwtini – Creative and Digital Colwyn Network 21 January 2021.

12 January: Bulletin Content - ERF Sector Specific Fund opens 13 January 2021; Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd; New Covid vaccination strategy published; Emerging Tech Fest Conference 2021; MIT ILP – Wales Virtual Conference February 2021.

8 January: Bulletin Content - First Minister: “Stay home to save lives”; Update: ERF Sector Specific Fund; Authorities come together once again to close Snowdonia’s car parks; Consulting on raising council tax premium on second homes and long-term empty homes in Gwynedd; £850,000 improvements underway at Neuadd Dwyfor; International Trade Support: What does the UK-EU Trade deal mean for Business?; M-Sparc Enterprise HUB: SMART Towns Masterclasses 14 January 2021.

6 January: Bulletin Content - ERF Sector Specific Fund opens 11 January 2021; MESSAGE FOR ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS: Request for Accommodation; Rural Business Investment Scheme – Food (RBIS); HMRC Press Release: Self Assessment deadline – less than a month to go; Network Rail: Cambrian Line investment; Opportunity North Wales 21 January 2021; Sustainable Transformation – bridging the gap between digital and human 20 January 2021. 

21 December: Bulletin Content - Alert Level 4 restrictions across Wales; Additional support for businesses in response to new restrictions.

18 December: Bulletin Content - Alert level four restrictions across Wales from 6:00pm on 25 December 2020; Additional support for businesses in response to new restrictions; Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme extended to April 2021; North Wales Growth Deal signed; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Brexit: The End of the EU Transition Period; Superfast Business Wales : 2021 Digital Support.

16 December: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government December 2020 Restrictions Business Funds; Eligibility checker for hospitality, leisure and tourism fund is live; Coronavirus Control Plan: alert levels in Wales; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Brexit: The End of the EU Transition Period; Circular Economy Fund: WRAP Cymru.

11 December: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government December 2020 Restrictions Business Funds; Eligibility checker for hospitality, leisure and tourism fund goes live; Updated Covid control plan to be published; Business Wales Skills Gateway: Flexible Skills Programme; Coronavirus self-isolation and quarantine reduced to 10 days in Wales; Visit Wales’ latest bulletin 10 December 2020; 100th Gwynedd Business Support Bulletin. 

7 December: Bulletin Content - Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions; Welcoming the Customer Safely Fund; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Brexit: The End of the EU Transition Period; Changing terms and conditions of employment: avoiding costly mistakes webinar 9 December 2020; RCS Making a Difference.

3 December: Bulletin Content - Coronavirus regulations from 4 December: frequently asked questions; October/November Lockdown Discretionary Grant closing soon; Freelancer Fund Phase 3 closes 7 December 2020; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Superfast Business Wales: Selling Online (E-Commerce) Webinar/Workshop; North Wales Means Business Conference 17 December 2020; RCS Making a Difference.

2 December: Bulletin Content - October/November Lockdown Discretionary Grant closing soon; Freelancer Fund Phase 3 closes 7 December 2020; Update: New targeted restrictions in the hospitality and leisure sectors; Visit Wales news 1 December 2020; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; M-Sparc Enterprise HUB: SMART Towns Masterclasses. 

30 November: Bulletin Content - New targeted restrictions in the hospitality and leisure sectors announced; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Business Wales News 30 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Small Business Saturday 5 December 2020.

26 November: Bulletin Content - Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Business Wales Barriers Grant; Visit Wales Industry News 26 November 2020; Food and Drink Wales: Building business resilience in volatile times 1 December 2020; Changing terms and conditions of employment: avoiding costly mistakes webinar 9 December 2020; The Next Tourism Generation Competition 2021.

24 November: Bulletin Content - Lockdown Discretionary Grant still available; Freelancer Fund Phase 3 opened 23 November 2020; Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) newguidance; Brexit Advice.

20 November: Bulletin Content - Firebreak NDR grant closes at 5:00pm today – Discretionary grant extended; Creative Freelancer Fund Phase 3 opens 23 November 2020; Companies House issue ‘don’t leave it until the last minute’ advice to businesses; Brexit Update: Fish Export Service trial period; Ask the expert: Superfast Business Wales answer your digital questions.

19 November: Bulletin Content -  24 hours for Gwynedd businesses to claim firebreak grant; Brexit Advice; Make the web more Welsh with a.wales domain.

18 November: Bulletin Content - Time running out for Gwynedd businesses to claim firebreak grant; Freelancer Fund Phase 3 opens 23 November 2020; Self Isolation Support Payment; Brexit Guidance; Brexit the Future: Online event 10 December 2020. 

16 November: Bulletin Content - Lockdown Business Fund remains open; Self Isolation Support Payment; Transition Period New Guidance; Covid-19 statutory sick pay enhancement scheme: eligibility checker; Companies House urges all companies to sign up for email reminders; Air conditioning and ventilation during the coronavirus pandemic; Small Business Saturday 5 December 2020; Superfast Business Wales launches free Winterwebinars for businesses; Level Up: Working in Tech 2020. 

12 November: Bulletin Content - Additional £10 million is made available for arts and culture in Wales; Leaving the EU: Letter from the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Update: Coronavirus Business Interruption LoanSchemes and Future Fund – close end of January 2021; ‘Patrwm’ Event 19 November 2020 and 23 November 2020; She’s her own Boss Conference 17 November 2020.

11 November: Bulletin Content - Furlough Scheme Extended; Major new employer incentives announced to help recruit apprentices; ERF Lockdown Business Fund remains open; Busnes@llandrillomenai – Facebook Live – 12.11.2020: THIS FACEBOOK LIVE BROADCAST IS IN WELSH; EU Settlement Scheme; Coronavirus regulations from 9 November 2020.

9 November: Bulletin Content - Coronavirus regulations from 9 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Update: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes and Future Fund – close end of January 2021; Open call Siop.io pilot scheme 10 November.

6 November: Bulletin Content - ERF Lockdown Business Fund remains open; Coronavirus regulations from 9 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Business Wales / Visit Wales Bulletins; Open call Siop.io pilot scheme 10 November; The UK and EU transition – Take action now for new rules in 2021.

5 November: Bulletin Content - Coronavirus regulations from 9 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Furlough Scheme Extended; Keeping children safe in childcare.

4 November: Bulletin Content - New Coronavirus regulations 9 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Furlough Scheme Extended; SFBW Free digital support to help local businesses upskill; Enterprise Hub @ M-SParc Webinars.

2 November: Bulletin Content - New national Covid measures for Wales; Furlough Scheme Extended; The UK and EU transition – Take action now fornew rules in 2021; Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes and Future Fund – close end of November; Reopening your business – Remember QR Codes / Test, Trace, Protect.

29 October: Bulletin Content - Lockdown Business Fund;Economic Resilience Fund ERF Business Development Grant; Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – closes on 31October 2020; National coronavirus firebreak: Closure of businesses and premises; Food and Drink EU Transition Newsletter.

26 October: Bulletin Content - National coronavirus firebreak: Closure of businesses and premises; Financial support in response to the national firebreak lockdown; Phase 2: Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer Grant; Apprenticeship Recruitment Support; Brexit: Preparing Wales; Virtual Conference on North Wales Growth Deal and Economic Recovery; Online Courses/Webinars; PopUp Business School North Wales online course.

20 October: Bulletin Content - £300 million for Welsh businesses; National coronavirus fire-break – FAQ’s; Subscribe to business support bulletins; Phase 2: Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer Grant; Job Support Scheme.

 

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