Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 29/03/21

Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 29/03/21

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are pleased to provide their latest Covid-19 business support update.

Don’t forget that 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: and they will respond as quickly as possible.


Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) has been amended and is now open to all applicants who have received Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), have a significant reduction in income and ongoing fixed business related costs and do NOT have employees.
Please note: applications close on 31 March 2021


Business rates relief boosted with new £1.5 billion pot:-
Business ratepayers adversely affected by COVID-19 are to get a £1.5 billion discount on their bills.

Automatic filing extensions granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act due to come to an end:-
The automatic extensions granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act will come to an end for filing deadlines that fall after 5 April 2021.

Operating a Food Business during the Covid-19 Pandemic - Advice Signposting Service
Dear Food Business Operator,
The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way food businesses must operate to keep everyone safe. With the upcoming easing of national restrictions, we hope to see many hospitality sector food businesses soon serving customers outside their premises and before long inside also. As a result, it is important to act now to ensure that the necessary precautions are in place to protect your customers and Workers as the government’s ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’ is implemented .
Food manufacturers, retailers and caterers currently providing takeaway/delivery services are also likely to need to make further adaptations as a post Covid-19 ‘normal’ emerges.
To help all food businesses through this process the Food Services team has developed an advice signposting service to direct users to information and guidance relevant to their business and to help ensure all relevant matters are considered.
This document is being maintained and updated on our Food Services webpages and can be accessed here:
The document can also be downloaded from our webpages here , in addition to a wealth of other food business guidance.

We are here to help you through this process where we can, while our primary focus remains on protecting consumers from both foodborne health risks and of course Covid-19. This advice signposting document is one part of that overall effort.
We wish our East Riding food businesses well in navigating the government’s Roadmap, and in keeping staff and customers safe in the process.
Kind regards
Food Services

Other Business Updates
Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)
Through funding from the European Social Fund, the Education Skills Funding Agency and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, diverse, full-funded training has been made available to SME’s through HCUK Training:


Useful Links
You may wish to save the links below, which will provide useful information and updates:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council:
HM Government Business Support:

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