We had some great coverage Mid May to our campaign after engaging in some pretty intensive press and PR on the impact of the 182 Day threshold following the reclassification of Furnished Holiday Lets by the Welsh Government.
Alistair Handyside, Chair of PASC UK gained some top flight press coverage with the Telegraph, which gives us some much-needed UK national coverage. Link here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buy-to-let/why-welsh-labours-war-on-holiday-lets-will-end-in-tears/
Many thanks to Marnie Slade is the owner of a Capel Cartref accommodation https://swanseabaynews.com/2023/04/13/critics-say-welsh-government-182-day-rule-for-holiday-lets-causing-soul-crushing-distress/ and here https://www.southwalesguardian.co.uk/news/23462432.new-rules-means-lower-cwmtwrch-chapel-business-may-become-unviable/
Adrian was interviewed on BBC Wales Breakfast to discuss the impact of the new 182 Day threshold. Adrian’s interview with Claire Summers of BBC Wales can be listened to here if you scroll forward to around 7-7:10 am: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_wales_fm We also gained editorial from that here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-65293498
Political support has come from both Sam Rowlands MS and Mark Isherwood MS for North Wales also made comment in the Leader here: https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/opinion/23459273.affect-huge-number-family-run-small-businesses/ and here https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/new-tourism-occupancy-rules-on-wales-holiday-lets-are-soul-crushing-claim-business-owners-and-political-opponents/
Please note: We are always very short of industry members that will speak up and we are particularly keen to hear from Welsh speakers. So, many thanks also to those of you who responded to our appeal for Members who will speak in (English and/or Welsh) future interviews too. The media like nothing more than presenting real life cases. If you would like to engage in our next campaign please drop email@example.com a message.