UKHospitality has welcomed an extension to High Street and Retail Rates Relief in Wales, but called on the Welsh Government to ensure that other businesses, such as hotels, are also supported.
UKHospitality Executive Director for Wales David Chapman said: “Extending relief for hard-hit businesses is very welcome. Many hospitality businesses continue to be strangled by extortionate rates bills and high streets have suffered as a result. Alleviating some of this pressure should give businesses a boost to invest in their teams and venues
“More does, however, need to be done to help those larger businesses that have been hammered just as hard by rates hikes. Hotels in particular continue to face the brunt of rates increases and action needs to be taken to ensure they are not left behind. Hotels are fantastic employers in many Welsh communities and spiralling rates bills only threaten jobs.”