The Welsh Government has published guidance on the types of businesses that it considers should be eligible for this relief and, in its view, fall under the categories of leisure, hospitality and retail.
British Marine notes that this list is not exhaustive. Our team continues to do all it can to ensure our members receive the support they need. This includes working closely with key parties including Tourism Alliance on the issue of grant eligibility.
We were pleased to see, though our work with the Tourism Alliance, the Local Government Association confirm that marinas, boat hire and passenger boat facilities, should, in its view, be eligible for the leisure, hospitality and retail grant.
We would therefore expect that our members which meet the LGA’s definition and the Welsh Government’s criteria on rateable value would be offered this support by their Local Authority.
British Marine would encourage its members to contact their Local Authority to confirm eligibility.