The UK Government has used this statement and the OBR forecasts on the recovery of the UK economy as being a vindication of their economic policies. Their theme is that this Government has rescued the country from the mess of the previous administration and the current recovery has shown that they were right in the decisions they made and can therefore be trusted to handle the UK economy in future.
However, the have a couple of problems. This first is that the economic recovery has yet to reach in the pockets of ordinary taxpayers – the cost of living is still increasing for most people. Therefore, knowing that this is where Labour’s arguments will concentrate, this statement contains a range of measures aimed at helping families.
The second problem the Government has is that, with the economy improving, voters could be lured to with promises to increase spending. To try and prevent this, the Government is doing two things – they are warning everyone that the work on rebuilding the economy is not over yet (ie., you need to stick with us as it’s not job done) and they are introducing a cap on total welfare payments which any government will have to gain parliamentary approval to exceed. This is obviously aimed to spike Labour’s ability to lure voters. Read More
In research into the contribution of tourism to jobs and growth by Deloitte, the tourism sector is projected to swell from its current value of £6.9bn to £13.2bn by 2025, to be worth around 15% of the country’s GDP. The report – commissioned by VisitBritain – found the sector would grow by 48.5% in real terms in that period, faster than manufacturing, construction and retail. As it stands, it is estimated tourism supports 206,000 jobs across Wales, worth nearly 15% of total employment, which will grow by 30,000 by 2025. Spending by UK visitors will amount to £10.3bn, a total of 6%... Read More
The Welsh Government wants your ideas to help inform how to make best use of its new £6m Nature Fund. Ideas need to be practical action for managing land and water that will benefit nature, create opportunities for new jobs and income and support communities. The £6m forms part of a package with the proposals for a new Environment Bill which together have the aim of increasing the health and resilience of nature to ensure it can thrive, continuing to support our needs for food, water and raw materials while increasing biodiversity. Responses should be on a single side of A4, outlining the... Read More
The total contribution of tourism in Wales accounts for around 170,000 direct and indirect jobs or 12.7% of the total workforce. If Wales is to maintain and grow its market position, which is seen as critical for the future prospects of the tourism industry in Wales, we have to ensure that our industry is as competitive as possible. The economic conditions remain challenging, at a time when investment is increasingly difficult to obtain, but where re-investment is crucial if we are to ensure we maintain quality and stay ahead of our competitors. Our unpredictable weather and an increasingly competitive environment means that... Read More
Wind farms are being considered as a serious option for our future energy needs.
North Wales Attractions Seminar 21 January Venue Deganwy Room Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Time 10am- 2pm
A morning seminar organised by North Wales Tourism and Welsh Association of Visitor...