Member of the Welsh Parliament for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has written to the Welsh Government to highlight the problems faced by medium sized businesses in his constituency who have been unable to benefit from the Welsh Government’s grant schemes during lockdown.
In his letter to Ken Skates MS, Welsh Government Minister for Economy, Nick provided an example of a local family business classed as medium sized (although small by city standards), with a rateable value of just over £50,000 which has fallen through the gaps and has not been able to claim grant assistance from the schemes currently in place.
Speaking today Nick said: “ These local medium sized businesses employ many local staff and support our local contractors and are often well known family businesses trading on our high streets.
“They are dismayed that for the second time this year they have been forced to close with little financial assistance.
“These businesses rely heavily on this time of year to make a profit to invest in the future. They are continuing to lose a considerable sum over this current firebreak lockdown and the run-up to Christmas.
“ I hope the Welsh Government will look into this issue in the hope of dealing more fair