Covid-19 Business Support Update

Council calls for public support to keep East Riding safe

Help us make the East Riding a safe place to live, work, shop, learn, play, invest & visit by following the 3 Steps To Safety:

 

To request a Covid-19 test, visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ or call 119

Find out more: https://emergency.eastriding.gov.uk/outbreak-management/

31 July announcement

The government has announced some adjustments to the roadmap to recovery set out on 17 July:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/31-july-announcement

Reporting outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for businesses and organisations on how to recognise, contain and report incidents of coronavirus (COVID-19):

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reporting-outbreaks-of-coronavirus-covid-19

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated guidance for various workplaces and settings:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

New funding to help smaller businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/20-million-in-new-grants-to-boost-recovery-of-small-businesses

Job Retention Bonus

Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus unveiled by HMRC:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-of-the-job-retention-bonus-announced

Find out more information about the eligibility requirements and what employers need to do now to claim the bonus. Full guidance will be published by the end of September:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/job-retention-bonus

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

If you made a claim in error as you were not eligible for the grant, have been overpaid or would like to make a voluntary repayment, tell HMRC and pay some or all of the grant back:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tell-hmrc-and-pay-the-self-employment-income-support-scheme-grant-back

How to ask HMRC to verify if having a new child affected your eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-different-circumstances-affect-the-self-employment-income-support-scheme

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19):

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-apprenticeship-programme-response

Dairy Response Fund 2020

The Dairy Response Fund 2020 provides support to eligible dairy farmers in England who produce cows’ milk. They can apply for a one-off payment:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dairy-response-fund-2020

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Find out how to claim the reimbursement for discounts given to diners with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-money-back-through-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme

Get more help with registration, eligibility and how to offer the discount for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/get-more-information-about-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme

Webinars

Find out what support is available and gain expert advice by taking part in the online webinars provided by both local and national organisations:

Humber Business Growth Hub

The Growth Hub has a range of webinar events planned to help businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://www.growmysme.co.uk/events/

GOV.UK

Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-is-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

To keep up-to-date with the latest developments

You may wish to save the links below, which will provide useful information and updates:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council:https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-support-for-businesses/

Humber Business Growth Hub: https://www.humbergrowthhub.org/covid-19/

HM Government Business Support: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/

 

Businesses across the East Riding looking for advice and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, or for any other general business support enquiries can contact the East Riding business support team. You can contact them by email: startup.business@eastriding.gov.uk and they will respond as quickly as possible.