Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Rt Hon Oliver Letwin, Minister for Govt Policy meets trade and WTA in Bog Snorkelling Capital

During a brief Tour of Wales, the Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP arranged to meet with tourism trade representatives in Llanwtyd Wells. Many thanks to Roger and Emma for hosting the event at Lasswade Country House at very short notice!

The delegation of members included the tourism business community from the local area. An informed discussion took place, over lunch. Oliver Letwin who took a number of questions from those present. Adrian Greason-Walker, WTA raised the issues of VAT and Visas and the role of Visit Britain in marketing Wales internationally. Oliver Letwin was also keen to discuss possible methods for getting visitors out of London to the rest of the UK, including his own constituency of West Dorset. Read More

Monday, 15 September 2014

FSB Wales Dinner and Policy Summit 'Bringing businesses together' 2-3 October

  Federation of Small Businesses Wales is holding a pre-Summit dinner from 6.30pm on 2 October Full details of cost and booking can be found at http://www.fsb.org.uk/wales/wales-policy-summit-2014 The dinner speaker will be David Williams OBE Chair of North Wales Business Club. Contact david@eventlab.co.uk The FSB Summit will be held on 3 October 10am-4pm. During the day the summit looks at three themes: Youth Entrepreneurship, Access to Finance and The Wales We Want. Speakers include North Wales-based entrepreneur Askar Sheibani, Guto Bebb MP, Lord Barry Jones and Peter Davies, Wales Commissioner for Sustainable Futures. The summit is free to attend for FSB members and non-members  and... Read More

Thursday, 11 September 2014

First Minister Carwyn Jones carries out a reshuffle of his cabinet

First Minister Carwyn Jones has carried out a reshuffle of his ministerial team and reduced the size of the cabinet by one post. Housing Minister Carl Sargeant has moved to natural resources. Edwina Hart AM retains her post as BETs Minister, however Ken Skates has a 'new' Deputy Ministry for Culture, Sport and Tourism brief within Edwina Hart's portfolio. Leighton Andrews rejoined the cabinet as minister for public service. Read More

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Consultation on whether entitlement to UK Personal Allowances should be restricted for migrant workers

H M Treasury has published a consultation on whether entitlement to UK Personal Allowances should be restricted for migrant workers and other non-UK residents. Currently both UK citizens and European Economic Area citizens are entitled to a UK personal allowance enabling them to earn up to £10,000 in the UK before paying UK income tax. The consultation suggests this results in many non-UK residents paying no UK income tax on their UK income with all of the tax on both their UK and overseas income then being received by their country of residence. If a change is made, non-residents would pay 20% tax on any earnings up to the higher tax rate. Here’s the link to the consultation document https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/restricting-non-residents-entitlement-to-the-uk-personal-allowance/restricting-non-residents-entitlement-to-the-uk-personal-allowance

This could be an issue for tourism businesses that employ temporary staff from overseas during the peak summer season. Read More

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