First projects benefit from £10m broadband fund

WELSH GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE: The first projects to benefit from the Welsh Government’s £10m Local Broadband Fund have been announced today by the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters. The Local Broadband Fund supports local authorities and social enterprises to deliver broadband projects locally, helping communities without access. Local authorities and social enterprises

Ofgem guide for people struggling to pay energy bills

If you are struggling to pay your gas or electricity bills or at risk of/in debt, you should contact your energy supplier as soon as possible.   “As the restrictions in response to COVID-19 have continued, Ofgem has been working closely with the energy industry to ensure consumers, particularly vulnerable consumers, continue to be protected. In October 2020 we strengthened protections

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