Covid-19: The Union

Part of Wales – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 22nd April 2020.

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Photo of Jamie Wallis Jamie Wallis Conservative, Bridgend 11:34 am, 22nd April 2020

Wales has a higher proportion of micro or very small businesses than other parts of the UK. The survival of those businesses is vital not only for the Welsh economy but for supply chains across the four nations. What discussions has my right hon. Friend had with the Welsh Government about removing some of the restrictive eligibility criteria for the economic resilience fund grants, such as the VAT status requirements, so that all the small businesses in Wales can get the help the fund promised to deliver?