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CONCERNS AT RISE IN LOCAL WELFARE SUPPORT CLAIMS

Local tourism industry disproportionally impacted by Covid-19 crisis.

Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts has warned of the disproportionate economic impact facing local areas heavily reliant on the tourism and hospitality industry, as newly published data reveals a fourfold increase in benefit claims since the Covid-19 lockdown.

Figures from the (ONS) Office for National Statistics reveal Dwyfor Meirionnydd had the biggest increase of all the Welsh constituencies, in people claiming welfare benefits since the start of lockdown.

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NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO EASE LOCKDOWN IN WALES

The Coronavirus lockdown should not be lifted in Wales as the most up to date evidence suggests that parts of the country are yet to reach peak, says Plaid Cymru.

UK newspaper headlines are suggesting that the lockdown will be eased, and Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford, is expected to make an announcement on the lockdown in Wales soon.

However Plaid Cymru’s Mabon ap Gwynfor has warned that evidence shows that Wales might not have reached peak infection, and it was too early to consider easing the lockdown.

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URGENT ASSURANCES SOUGHT FOR LOCAL FIRMS MISSING OUT ON FINANCIAL SUPPORT



Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts and Mid and West Wales Member of the Senedd Helen Mary Jones have called on the Welsh government to ensure targeted support reaches businesses in Dwyfor Meirionnydd not covered by existing financial aid.

The Plaid Cymru MP and MS said it was vital that small businesses, sole traders and some accommodation providers in the constituency were sufficiently supported in order to see this crisis through and support the recovery of the local economy.

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All four nations must agree when lockdown is lifted

Plaid make call in cross-party meeting with acting PM Raab

All four UK Governments must agree how and when lockdown is lifted, Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader Liz Saville Roberts MP has said to the First Secretary of State Dominic Raab MP in a cross-party meeting this morning.

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Pressure continues on Welsh Government to change business guidelines to avoid paying second home owners

Plaid Cymru Gwynedd is continuing its pressure on the Welsh Government to change the Welsh Government's business grant guidelines, so that owners of second homes who have deliberately converted to business rates to avoid paying taxes, do not have access to business support grants of £10,000 or up to £25,000.

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Airbnb must stop holiday lets in Coronavirus lockdown

Concerns holidaymakers exacerbating healthcare and medicine shortages

Airbnb should not take any holiday let bookings during the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown, Plaid’s Westminster Leader Liz Saville Roberts MP has said.

The holiday let booking site is still hosting hundreds of adverts for rooms and homes across the UK, with many in picturesque parts of Wales. One recently removed post for a holiday let in Harlech, north Wales explicitly targeted “escapees from covid19 city”.

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Plaid Cymru urges bold steps to combat health and economic crises

Liz Saville Roberts meets PM alongside opposition figures to push for new measures combat Coronavirus

 

Plaid Cymru Westminster leader, Liz Saville Roberts MP, today met with the Prime Minister to discuss the escalating crisis over the Covid-19 pandemic.

During the meeting, which was attended by Plaid Cymru, the SNP, Liberal Democrats, and the Green Party, Liz Saville Roberts presented a package of measures to protect the people of Wales from the worst effects of the public health crisis and the associated economic threats.

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WELSH GOVERNMENT URGED TO ISSUE NO TRAVEL DIRECTIVE TO SECOND HOMES AND CARAVAN PARKS.

Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts has called on the Welsh government to issue an immediate directive to advise people against travelling to their second homes and caravan parks in her constituency, as concerns mount about the pressure an influx in population will have on local NHS services fighting the Coronavirus outbreak. 

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Work begins to restore road leading to Bardsey Island

Work to repair a country lane that leads to Porth Meudwy at Uwchmynydd in Aberdaron has begun in earnest, following small landslides on this important road during the wet autumn last year that leads fishermen, workers and visitors to Bardsey Island.

An investment of £170,000 has been confirmed from the Welsh Government's Economy and Transport Department, thanks to the work of Gwynedd Councillor for the area, Gareth Roberts.

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Gwynedd to invest in a Pwllheli arts, community and educational hub

An iconic arts building in Pwllheli will receive over £500,000 investment to benefit residents of Llŷn and the surrounding area, according to Plaid Cymru's cabinet member for communities and economic development on Gwynedd Council, Gareth Thomas this week.

Gwynedd Council's cabinet supported the Councillor's recommendation to invest £570,000 in Neuadd Dwyfor offering an innovative multi-purpose provision to local residents keen to enjoy theatre, cinema and library services.

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