Economic setbacks have become almost routine over recent months as the ongoing pandemic continues to wreak havoc with many people’s livelihoods. But while leading the recovery will be one of the biggest tasks facing any Welsh Government after May, nowhere will it be more anticipated than the Isle of Anglesey. Known as Môn Mam Cymru – or the Mother of Wales – this island was once known as the nation’s breadbasket due to its fertile land and suitability for food producing crops. But while its economic hopes were more recently pinned on a new nuclear power station, the scrapping of Wylfa Newydd earlier this year has led to dark clouds gathering over future employment prospects, despite ongoing efforts to salvage such a project. With tourism now playing a bigger role than ever – albeit often offering lower paid and seasonal work, with the island being “over reliant” on the sector according to some reports – the offer of well paid jobs within the private sector are now scarcer than ever.
Nation Cymru 18th April 2021 read more »