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Travel to be allowed to Wales from 12 April

Self-contained tourist accommodation – including many holiday parks in Wales – reopened on 27 March.  Following the relaxation of travel rules within the nation’s borders just before the Easter holidays, travel between Wales and the rest of the UK and Ireland will now be allowed from 12 April.  NB this is dependent on what the...

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PM’s statement confirms step 2 of roadmap starts on 12 April

In his statement on 5 April, the Prime Minister confirmed that from Monday 12 April, England will move to step 2 of its roadmap. You can see the updates to guidance on (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (England) here. COVID-19 restrictions that will be eased from 12 April include: Non-essential retail...

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Rapid home testing for businesses with 10+ employees

The Government has announced that it is expanding the workplace testing regime so that businesses with more than 10 staff can order free testing kits for employees to use at home. To get the free tests, you must register interest by 12 April. The tests will be sent to employers to distribute to their staff...

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Plug in car grants deadline extended

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) has extended the deadline for submitting claims for the plug-in grants. These grants are available for vehicles which have a plug-in electric charging system. The previous deadline for claims of 5pm on 29 March has been extended until 5pm on 9 April 2021. Only motorhomes that have been...

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New £1.5bn Business Rates Relief Fund

The Treasury has announced a new fund for businesses not previously eligible for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business rates relief. The announcement states that the funding will be distributed according to official data on the impacts of the pandemic on different sectors to ensure an even and more proportionate allocation of support across England...

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DVLA shut on Sunday 28 March

DVLA will be carrying out essential maintenance on several of its online services on Sunday 28 March 2021.  The following services will be unavailable from 08:00hrs for several hours to approximately 12 noon: Assign a personalised number online Retain a personalised number online Disposal of a vehicle to trade Acquire a vehicle from trade Vehicle...

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VisitScotland launches responsible tourism campaign, with film for motorhomers

VisitScotland has today (22 March) announced a responsible tourism campaign to raise awareness of the importance of exploring the outdoors responsibly with the focus on asking people to leave no trace of their visit and protect Scotland’s stunning countryside.  The £124,000 campaign, which looks to counteract some of the issues seen as a result of...