More than 5,500 businesses apply for £100m business development grants

THE £100m business grants element of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) has been fully subscribed with more than 5,500 businesses applying for support. Businesses can still however benefit from the £200m available from the third phase of the fund. Demand from businesses of all sizes across Wales has Continue Reading

Helen Mary Jones MS redoubles efforts for pension rights for women

PLAID Cymru Mid and West MS Helen Mary Jones has redoubled her efforts to fight for the pensions for 1950s born women. During Counsel General questions in the Senedd she questioned the Welsh Government about the next steps that could be taken to support the women born in the 1950s Continue Reading

£140m to support Welsh businesses

THE Welsh Government is making an additional £140m available to businesses to help them deal with the economic challenges of Covid-19 and the UK’s impending exit from the EU, Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced. The funding from the third phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) will Continue Reading

Action taken against businesses ignoring coronavirus rules

MORE businesses in Swansea have had action taken against them for flouting regulations that keep the public safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Swansea Council has issued the owners of the Patti Raj with an immediate closure notice for failing to put in place measures to protect customers. The closure notice Continue Reading

Pilot project testing traffic free Wind Street ‘making progress’

BUSINESSES based in Wind Street Swansea are getting used to changes which restrict vehicle access to a four-hour morning window and feedback from disabled people and local residents are prompting further changes to the scheme over the coming weeks. The experimental road closure was introduced at the start of August Continue Reading

Fewer opportunities for people in Wales to work from home according to research by Cardiff University

WELSH workers have fewer opportunities to work from home compared to those in the rest of the UK, analysis suggests. The briefing paper from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre ( estimates that just under two-fifths (39.9%) of the Welsh workforce are able to work from home, a figure that is Continue Reading

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