Covid-19 Business Support Update

Here is the latest update from East Riding Business Support team, as at 17 August 2020.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Applications for the second and final grant are now open. If you’re eligible and your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you must make your claim for the second grant on or before 19 October 2020:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

This webinar tells you how to claim the second grant, who is eligible, the amount you can claim and other support available:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/6004260784831494413?source=August-HMRC-GOV

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Calculate how much you have to pay your furloughed employees for hours on furlough, how much you can claim for employer NICs and pension contributions and how much you can claim back:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/calculate-how-much-you-can-claim-using-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Find out what you need to do if you’ve claimed too much or not enough from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/if-youve-claimed-too-much-or-not-enough-from-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus (COVID-19):

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures, and on the further easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in July and August 2020:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close

Performing arts – updated to stage four guidance – performances allowed indoors and outdoors (but with a limited socially-distanced audience indoors):

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

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 our business support team. You can contact them by email: business.support@eastriding.gov.uk and they will respond as quickly as possible.