Jun 21

Old £5 Goes Out of Circulation

On 5 May 2017 paper £5 notes will cease to be legal tender and will no longer be accepted by shops. What do I need to do? Nothing. The Bank of England will gradually start withdrawing paper £5 notes as they are banked by retailers and businesses. If, after May 2017, you find you still […]

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Micro Small Business Fund (MSBF)

The Micro Small Business Fund (MSBF) is available for micro to small size businesses with fewer than 50 FTE employees. MSBF is an investment fund targeting eligible capital investment projects in the tourism sector in Wales. It can be used either to upgrade existing or create new high quality product.   Support of between £25,000 […]

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New Llandudno Tourist Information Centre

Plans are underway to move Llandudno TIC to Unit 26 in the Victoria Centre, Llandudno by mid-July. The proposed new TIC would have a more visible location and  provide visitors with a one stop shop for information, tickets, accommodation and a retail experience that promotes local food and drink and sells local products and produce. The concept of an […]

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Do you own an empty property?

Conwy County Borough Council are offering interest free loans to owners looking to bring their empty properties back into use. The Houses into Homes scheme offers loans to renovate, improve and convert empty properties for use as residential accommodation. Eligible properties can receive a loan of up to £25,000 per unit of accommodation. Applications can […]

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Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs – meaning the end of the annual tax return for millions. The government announced its vision for modernising the tax system at March Budget […]

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Diary of a Business Owner

  Read about other small business owners in Wales.  Each business speaks about why they started their business and the challenges and achievements they have had since starting. Businesses also share their tips and advice.   Conwy business include: The Wild Horse Brewing Company Cleaner Care PORT Accountants Shipshape Landscapes Click here to read the […]

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Jun 12

Welsh Blood Service

The Welsh Blood Service organises the collection, testing, processing and distribution of blood. They rely entirely on voluntary donors to maintain supplies to Welsh hospitals. They need to collect over 450 donations of blood every day and demand has risen steadily over the last 10 years as medical techniques become ever more sophisticated. Anyone aged […]

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Jun 07

Princes Trust Enterprise Programme

Do you know someone who is 18 to 30, living in the UK and unemployed, or working fewer than 16 hours a week, who has a business idea or some ideas to explore, The Princes Trust Enterprise programme could be for them. With so much advice, guidance and support on offer for budding entrepreneurs, the […]

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Please don’t feed the seagulls!

UK population numbers are actually declining, which has resulted in the Herring Gull being listed on the endangered list. This means that culling is not an option. Seagulls can be a real problem. They can : • Foul buildings, cars, washing and people • Take food off people • Carry diseases • Can be noisy • Can damage buildings by […]

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Welsh Government Consultations

  Consultations provide you with the opportunity to have your say on new developments from the Welsh Government Why does the Welsh Government (WG) consult? Consultation helps the WG to understand how a law or policy might affect you. It helps them to find out your views and lets them know about any ideas or […]

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