East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Latest Business Support Update - 22/9/20

East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Latest Business Support Update - 22/9/20

East Riding Of Yorkshire are pleased to provide their latest Covid-19 business support update.
This week we have attached a message from the council’s chief executive, leader and director of public health, to promote the launch, on 24th September, of the national contact-tracing app to support the NHS Test and Trace system and to encourage business support of it. The letter is particularly relevant to premises which are open to visiting customers but we wanted to contact all businesses anyway, so that you are aware of what is happening and to remind you all about the importance of continuing to follow COVID-19 safety guidance. We would like to thank you for your continued support.
New package to support and enforce self-isolation
A new package has been announced to support and enforce self-isolation:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-package-to-support-and-enforce-self-isolation

Kickstart Scheme
Find out about the government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ scheme, which includes the Kickstart Scheme at the Growth Hub Breakfast Briefing at 9am on 28th September – includes a line-up of speakers representing the Government (Department for Education), the Job Centre, business support providers and employers. https://www.growmysme.co.uk/events/how-to-make-the-most-of-young-talent-a-guide-on-new-government-support/
If you are an employer looking to create job placements for young people, check if you can apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-can-apply-for-a-grant-through-the-kickstart-scheme
List of Kickstart gateways in England, Scotland and Wales who can apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on behalf of a group of employers:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/find-someone-to-apply-for-a-kickstart-scheme-grant-on-your-behalf

Talented transport tech start-ups to receive funding boost of over £1 million
Innovative transport start-ups with a focus on decarbonisation or COVID-19 recovery can bid for a share of over £1 million (£1,010,000) in Department for Transport funding:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/talented-transport-tech-start-ups-to-receive-funding-boost-of-over-1-million

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.