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‘Sustainable tourism’ call prompted by influx at Wales’ hotspots

Image caption Benllech beach at Anglesey was busy with visitors on Saturday Some tourist areas are finding it hard to cope with an influx in visitors and maintain social distancing, an MP has said. Hywel Williams’ comments come as North Wales Police removed illegally parked cars in Snowdonia again on Saturday. Places like Barmouth and Abersoch have seen a big… Read more →

Coronavirus: Disney heir and Ben & Jerry’s call for higher taxes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Abigail Disney (left), Jerry Greenfield and Richard Curtis are among the letter’s signatories Some of the world’s richest people have urged governments to raise taxes on the wealthy to help pay for measures aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic. A group of 83 millionaires called for “permanent” change in an open letter. “As Covid-19… Read more →

Coronavirus: Scottish finance secretary makes fresh call for new powers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Forbes has previously called for a “robust” review of the devolved funding arrangements Scotland’s finance secretary has repeated her call to be allowed to switch capital funding to day-to-day revenue. Speaking ahead of the UK Chancellor’s summer statement, Kate Forbes also called for an end to “arbitrary” limits on borrowing. Ms Forbes said… Read more →

Citizens advice takes redundancy call every two minutes

Image copyright Getty Images Citizens Advice says it is now receiving calls seeking redundancy advice once every two minutes. Its benefits advice web pages are also receiving record-breaking traffic – 4.4 million views since 23 March. The charity says the surge in calls is indicative of an “escalating employment crisis” in the UK. Citizens Advice is calling on the government… Read more →

Coronavirus: Call to ‘cautiously reopen’ Wales’ housing market

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than half of all of Wales’ 16,500 homes on the market are sold subject to contract Calls for Wales’ housing market to “cautiously reopen” have been made to the Welsh Government after an 11-week hiatus during the coronavirus lockdown. Estate agents and lawyers want valuers to be allowed into unoccupied properties so sales… Read more →

Coronavirus: UK tourism boss backs call for ‘air bridges’

Image copyright Reuters The boss of the UK’s national tourism agency has thrown her weight behind setting up so-called air bridges with countries with low coronavirus rates. Visit Britain chief executive Patricia Yates told MPs it was an “interesting” idea and indicated the US could be open to agreeing a deal. Air bridges would allow visitors from low-risk countries into… Read more →