Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 20/07/21

Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 20/07/21

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

From 19 July, England moves to Step 4 of the roadmap. Everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of Covid-19 remain high. Find out what has changed and what you should do to protect yourself and others:

Sector-by-sector Covid guidance published
The government has published sector-by-sector guidance on how employers in England should reduce the risk of Covid-19 for staff and customers after 19 July when restrictions such as compulsory mask-wearing and social distancing will be lifted:

Test and trace support payment
If you have been asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test & Trace you may be eligible to the Test and Trace Discretionary Support Payment. The UK government’s £500 Test and Trace Support Payment is for those on low incomes who have to self-isolate due to COVID-19. This includes if your child has been asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace, the NHS Covid-19 app or by their school and you are unable to work from home and will lose income by staying at home to care for them. You can apply up to 42 days after the first day of the self-isolation period. Find out more information about the eligibility criteria and how to apply:

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
A link to a recorded video and how to register for the next live webinar about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – fifth grant has been added:

Work out your turnover so you can claim the fifth SEISS grant
Introduction edited to explain that you’ll need to tell HMRC about your turnover if you traded in 2019 to 2020 as well as any of the other tax years listed. The section ‘How to work out your April 2020 to April 2021 turnover’ has been updated with examples of start dates you can use:

Calculate how much you can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
From 1 August 2021, the government will pay 60% of wages for furlough employees up to £1,875. From 1 July 2021, employers will top up employees’ wages to make sure they receive 80% of wages (up to £2,500):

Download a template if you’re claiming for 16 or more employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
These templates have been updated:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): taxis and PHVs
Changes to rules on face coverings and social distancing to reflect Step 4 of roadmap out of lockdown:

Successful Bid Writing
Wednesday 21 July & 28 July, 10:00 – 11:00am – webinar
So you want to win more contracts but are struggling with the tender process? Back by popular demand, The Supply Chain Network will be helping you with your bid and tender writing skills on 21 and 28 July. The interactive workshops will provide you with key insights into what it takes to win when the contracts you’re after are released through the tender process. Places are limited and strictly on a first come, first served basis. Sign up now:

Energy Breakfast – Are you doing your bit for the environment?
Thursday 29 July, 8:00 – 9:00am – webinar
Are you doing your bit for the environment? Learn how businesses can map their carbon footprint
Join the ergo and Aura teams at our latest energy breakfast. The event will explore the benefits and key considerations for businesses wanting to keep up to speed with changes in regulations in order to reduce their carbon footprint and stay ahead of the competition.
Find out more and register:

Useful Covid Support 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:

Don’t forget that businesses across the East Riding looking for any advice and guidance can contact our business support team. Please don’t hesitate to get back in touch with your dedicated advisor, or email: and they will respond as quickly as possible. You may also wish to follow our social media channels (details are within the email signature).