ERYC Latest Covid-19 Business Support Update
From Monday 15 June, all non-essential retail shops are allowed to reopen in England, provided they follow government guidelines to keep staff and customers as safe as possible. This update includes a document, published by the Government, to help employers, employees and the self employed in the UK understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
East Riding Of Yorkshire Council would also like to inform you that the deadline for the Local Discretionary Grant Scheme has been extended to Sunday 21 June.
Local Discretionary Grant Scheme
The scheme is aimed at those small and micro business as well as charities who have so far not qualified for Government funding during the COVID-19. The Government-backed discretionary grant scheme is being operated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and will potentially enable those businesses and charities who have suffered a significant loss of income during the lockdown and unable to access other forms of financial support, the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £25,000.
For more information, details of the criteria the discretionary grants and the application form go to:
Thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres to reopen safely in England
Shops in England selling non-essential goods will be able to reopen from Monday 15 June, the Business Secretary confirmed, thanks to continuing progress in meeting our 5 tests:
Working safely during COVID-19 in shops and branches
COVID-19 secure guidance for employers, employees and the self employed:
Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts
Find out how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages:
Advice on staying secure during COVID-19
Guidance from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure for businesses and insolvency office holders on managing security risks during the pandemic:
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.
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:
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: email@example.com and they will respond as quickly as possible.