Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 04/01/21
East Riding of Yorkshire Council are pleased to provide our latest Covid-19 business support update.
Extended opening hours
Retailers and businesses in the East Riding can extend their opening hours to take advantage of new permissions in the Government’s local tiered restrictions, from Monday-Saturday during December 2020 and January 2021: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-support-for-businesses/#extend-my-business-opening-hours
New procurement rules to benefit smaller businesses:-
The Government has published a green paper outlining changes to the UK’s procurement rules which will allow more small and medium-sized businesses to win public sector contracts. The Government has also confirmed that the public sector contracts which are not subject to international trade rules can be awarded to British businesses. The bidding process for contracts under £4.7 million for public works and £122,000 for goods and services can be limited to small businesses, voluntary, community and social enterprises, or to a certain geographical area.
Read more about the new rules at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-plans-set-out-to-transform-procurement-providing-more-value-for-money-and-benefitting-small-business
Make sure you’re ready and sign up for updates: https://www.gov.uk/transition
EU exit briefing for local shops:-
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has published an EU Exit Readiness briefing for the convenience sector to help retailers consider how their business may be affected when the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.
To read more, go to: https://www.acs.org.uk/news/acs-eu-exit-readiness-briefing-local-shops
The local restriction alert level for the East Riding is currently Tier 3 Very High. The council’s website contains further information about what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in the East Riding of Yorkshire: https://covid19.eastriding.gov.uk/local-restrictions/
Closing certain businesses and venues in England
This guidance sets out restrictions on certain businesses and venues in England under the different local Covid alert levels: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close
If you need to self-isolate or cannot attend work due to coronavirus
Guidance for employers and workers on work absences due to coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.gov.uk/guidance/if-you-need-to-self-isolate-or-cannot-attend-work-due-to-coronavirus
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: step by step guide for employers
Updated after the scheme was extended until the end of April 2021: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-step-by-step-guide-for-employers
Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Updated to incorporate guidance on tier 4 and phased returns: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-apprenticeship-programme-response
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://covid19.eastriding.gov.uk/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and they will respond as quickly as possible.