Hiroshima 75 Years on

Today marks 75 years since Hiroshima. For decades this has been remembered in in Newport by a gathering at the Lakeside in Tredegar House. Although smaller in number this year because of Covid restrictions, every year that goes by this event gets more necessary, more important. Events like today have a power. The power of

Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Statement from the First Minister: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Llywydd, today, I will focus on the three weekly review. Members will be aware that, over the past three weeks, the outlook for coronavirus has darkened in many parts of the world: from Manila to Bogota, from Australia to the United States. In Europe, the advice of the

Covid-19: Business support offer for Wales

The Welsh Government’s Covid-19 business support offer for Wales Non-Domestic Rates Relief All retail, leisure and hospitality businesses with a rateable value of £500,000 or below will receive 100% non-domestic rates relief in 2020-21. The following businesses will continue to get relief as follows: Registered childcare providers receive 100% relief until 31 March 2022, during

Covid-19: Welsh Government Update

If you want updates like this straight to your inbox, sign-up here. Latest updates First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed playgrounds, funfairs and community centres in Wales will reopen on Monday. Outdoor gyms will also be able to operate as part of the latest measures to lift Wales’ coronavirus restrictions. This is the second of

Sunday trading: Usdaw survey finds 92% of shopworkers oppose longer hours, with two-thirds pressured to work on Sundays

USDAW Press Release:   Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has surveyed over 11,000 retail staff in England and Wales following reports that the [UK] Government is planning to deregulate trading hours allowing large stores to open all day on Sundays. The online survey conducted over the last week found that: • 92% opposed large shops opening

Test, Trace, Protect Programme

Testing Welsh based testing capacity reported by PHW 12,374. LHB sampling capacity for channels feeding Welsh testing capacity 6,974. A new Mass Testing Centre (MTC) will become operational in Deeside 11th of June and plans for an additional MTC in Abergavenny are being finalised. Officials are in discussions with UK Government and LHBs about initially