31 August 2021
This update covers:
- Welsh Government further extends measures to protect businesses from eviction
- Contactless limit rising to £100
- £50 million to deliver world-class facilities for T Level students
- COVID-19 guidance
Welsh Government further extends measures to protect businesses from eviction
Businesses in Wales affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will now be protected from eviction until 25 March 2022. It was originally due to end on 30 September 2021. This measure will ensure that landlords of relevant commercial premises are prevented from forfeiting the leases of such premises for non-payment of rent.
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Contactless limit rising to £100
The limit for contactless transactions will rise to £100 from its current level of £45 on 15 October. UK Finance says that the new limit will take time to be rolled out to all retailers, as terminals will need to be updated.
£50 million to deliver world-class facilities for T Level students
£50 million will be invested in colleges, schools and sixth forms delivering T levels across England from 2022 to improve and expand teaching spaces and facilities.
The funding will ensure students have world-class facilities when studying for T Levels, helping to transform the provision of technical education to help fill local skills gaps and level up opportunities across the country.
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Coronavirus: Business closures and restrictions in Northern Ireland
Coronavirus: Safer businesses and workplaces in Scotland
Working safely during coronavirus in England
Workplace guidance for employers and employees in Wales
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