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‘Collaborating to Compete’ theme for Wales Tourism Week

Published Mar 15, 2018 10:22 am
'Collaborating to Compete’ is the theme of this year’s Wales Tourism Week which aims to highlight the power of partnerships across the industry. The week-long focus on tourism from May 12-20 is co-ordinated by the Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA), the voice of the tourism industry in Wales and aims to drive the industry higher up the political agenda. Held annually to raise the profile of tourism, Wales Tourism Week also highlights the industry’s huge revenue generating v ...
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£3M FOR ‘FOOD SKILLS CYMRU’ TRAINING PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

Published Mar 12, 2018 03:53 pm
A recipe for skills success - A £3m funding package for ‘Food Skills Cymru’, which will provide technical and staff development training for food and drink companies based in Wales, has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths.Speaking at an ‘Invest in Skills: Invest in Growth’ conference for food and drink companies and training providers, the Cabinet Secretary confirmed the programme will launch on 1st April ...
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the new Package Travel Regulations come into force on 1 July 2018

Published Mar 12, 2018 02:49 pm
Despite our best efforts the new Package Travel Regulations are due to come into force on 1 July 2018. Ahead of this, BEIS is developing guidance on the application of the new Regulations, which it is planning publish after the Easter break. This will apply if a business is providing packages, combinations of two or more of the following products – travel, accommodation, rental car and “other Tourism Service”. For “Value-Added” products (Accommodation and Other ...
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Consultation: Creating a Parliament for Wales

Published Mar 08, 2018 12:35 pm
On 1 April 2018 devolution in Wales will enter a new phase, as many of the provisions of the Wales Act 2017 will come into force. A key part of the Wales Act 2017 is that it gives the Assembly powers to amend parts of the Government of Wales Act 2006 which set out the Assembly’s electoral, organisational and internal arrangements. Previously, these powers rested with the UK Parliament. A public consultation on the scope of the potential electoral, organisational and internal refo ...
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Government Funding after brexit?

Published Mar 07, 2018 11:40 am
There is still time to run on Wales EU funding programmes 2014–2020. The Welsh Government have published a policy paper Regional Investment in Wales after Brexit. This they state, ' is the first step in the process of designing a new approach to regional economic development in Wales' and forms one in a series of Securing Wales’ Future papers setting out our vision for Wales once we have left the EU. There is an Online Survey at&nb ...
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Director of The Royal Commonwealth Society, Michael Lake expresses concern at decline in visitors from India

Published Mar 07, 2018 10:10 am
France continues to be a more popular destination for Indian visitors than the UK – with the latest research showing the gap is widening. Research by The Royal Commonwealth Society shows that despite the UK’s historic cultural and economic links with India, France attracted 185,000 more Indian business visitors and tourists in 2016. Overall the number of visits to the UK by Indian nationals fell by 1.73% in 2016, while in France it grew by 5.3%. Commenting on the resea ...
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Home Office Releases Guidance on the Status of EU citizens in the UK

Published Mar 07, 2018 09:50 am
For more information go to the Home Office Page - www.gov.uk/guidance/status-of-eu-nationals-in-the-uk-what-you-need-to-know . The main points on the agreement the UK Govt has reached for EU citizens and their families is:· People who, by 29 March 2019, have been continuously and lawfully living here for 5 years will be able to apply to stay indefinitely by getting ‘settled status’. That means they will be free to live here, ...
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