Businesses in Wales struggling to pay their rent will be protected from eviction until the end of March next year, the Welsh Government has announced.
The measures, which are an extension of rules implemented earlier this year, will ensure no business is forced out of its premises if it misses a payment between now and the end of March.
Wales’ Economy Minister, Ken Skates MS, said there is “significant pressure” on businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, and said he was pleased to be able to announce the support.
Mr Skates added: “We will continue to put pressure on the UK Government to provide further support as we progress towards a prosperous post-pandemic Wales.”
Businesses across the leisure and entertainment sector, such as pubs, restaurants, and cinemas have been particularly hit hard with the latest Covid regulations from the Welsh Government, which came into effect earlier this month.
High street shops have also been affected with a drop in footfall and Welsh Government public health advice to ‘stay home’.
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