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To All Wales Nuclear Forum Members

26 March 2020

Dear Member,

I write to you to try and reassure you as Welsh Nuclear Forum members that the Welsh Government is working hard to put in place a series of measures to complement and add value to those put forwards by the UK Government to support business during this unprecedented time of uncertainty generated by the Covid19 crisis.

We as a Nuclear Team have been in touch with a number of members over the past week to try and determine how the crisis is currently affecting you and to try and get a feel as to how the sector as a whole is being impacted.

If you are not already aware, information on what help there may be available to businesses in Wales is contained on the Business Wales website which has a wealth of information on the support available including further information on the loan and equity funding accessible via the Development Bank for Wales. The UK Government also supports UK-wide support schemes and the links below will take you to further information on specific subject areas:

Business Wales

Information on support provided via the Welsh Government, including Business Rate Relief and Business Grant Schemes https://businesswales.gov.wales/government-support-businesses https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice

Development Bank of Wales

Information of services available via the Development Bank of Wales https://developmentbank.wales/

UK Government Business Support


HMRC also has a Coronavirus helpline for businesses and self-employed people and is available on 0800 0159 559.

UK Government guidance to employers and businesses about Covid-19 including information and guidance on areas such as Statutory Sick Pay, advice for employees which have travelled to high risk areas and home working


We understand that most businesses are entering an extremely challenging period. Given the severity of this crisis, it is possible that we may not be able to help individual businesses with unique concerns, but will do our level best to ensure common issues across the sector or to groups of businesses involved in particular areas of nuclear are supported and hopefully addressed.

Please also get in touch if you have any issues you think that we can assist you with beyond the assistance available via the Business Wales above – our contact details are attached below.

Finally, we as a team hope that you and your employees stay healthy and well. We will overcome this challenging period for us all and move forward.

Wyn Roberts – wyn.roberts@gov.wales – 077 69 883236

Richard James – richard.james@gov.wales – 077 96 991279

Laurence Smith – laurence.smith@gov.wales – 078 10 448662




Wyn Roberts

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