Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 08/12/21

Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 08/12/21

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


Made Smarter Yorkshire & Humber
Manufacturing businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire can now benefit from £1.5m BEIS funding towards industrial digitalisation under the Made Smarter programme.
Small or medium-sized manufacturers based in the region can access:
- Impartial advice and guidance from digital technology specialists
- A bespoke digital transformation roadmap for your business
- Advice on how to ensure your people, culture and organisation are ready for digital transformation
- Match funded grants of up to £20K for the purchase of hardware and software
- Digital leadership development programme
- A funded digital intern to help with your technology strategy or implementation.
Business can register for a fully-funded assessment here: https://www.madesmarter.uk/start-your-digital-manufacturing-journey

Amendments to Covid 19 Guidance in England:
The new measures, introduced from 4am on Tuesday 30 November are as follows:
- face coverings will be compulsory in shops and other settings such as banks, post offices and hairdressers, as well as on public transport unless individuals are exempt from doing so. All hospitality settings will be exempt.
- pupils in Year 7 and above, as well as school staff and visitors, are advised to wear face coverings in communal areas.
- all international arrivals must take a day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
- the reintroduction of the red travel quarantine list for travellers from 10 countries in Southern Africa.
- all contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate for ten days, regardless of their vaccination status.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-sets-out-new-measures-as-omicron-variant-identified-in-uk-27-november-2021
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/restaurants-pubs-bars-nightclubs-and-takeaway-services

Does your business import goods from the EU or export goods to the EU? Are you ready for the customs changes?
HMRC are reminding businesses to prepare for customs changes that come into effect on 1 January 2022. Previously customs declarations for exports could be delayed, but if you do not follow the correct process from 1 January 2022, the new systems will not permit your goods to leave the country and they will be turned away.
See how these requirements will affect you: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/less-than-a-month-until-full-customs-controls-are-introduced