Covid Tier 2 Alert Level High

Covid Tier 2 Alert Level High

Information from Hull City Council following yesterday’s announcement regarding moving to tier 2 (high alert).

Dear business,
I am writing to make you aware of the support available following the announcement that Hull is to move into tier 2 coronavius restrictions this weekend.
Last week the Chancellor of the Exchequer released further details about the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG).
That announcement refers to support for businesses in tier 2 (high alert). As part of tier 2 restrictions, Government is providing funding to allow local authorities to support some businesses which are severely impacted by restrictions on socialising.
The funding provided to local authorities is based on the number of hospitality, hotel, B&B’s, and leisure businesses in Hull.
There is a 5 per cent top up amount which the Council can use as a discretionary grant to cover some other businesses that are severely impacted by local restrictions, but which may not be on the business rates system.
We are currently awaiting further information from Government, including full guidance and confirmation of funding allocation. Once we have received this we will make further information available.
These are difficult and challenging times for many businesses and the council is committed to ensuring that the financial support available reaches these businesses as quickly as possible.
There is information available both on the Government’s and Hull City Council’s website, and I urge any business interested in finding out more about the support available to visit these websites as their first port of call. If you need further information, you should contact our business support team via email at business.support@hullcc.gov.uk
The Hull City Council website, www.hull.gov.uk, is being continuously updated with the latest information which will include how claims can be made and how they will be processed.
Government has also announced changes to the Job Support Scheme, effective from November 1, to help employers retain employees. Further detail is available through our website and on www.gov.uk
The Council has a dedicated business support team who can be contacted via email at business.support@hullcc.gov.uk if you require further information.
Kind Regards
Mark Jones
Director of Regeneration at Hull City Council