Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 13/01/22

Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 13/01/22

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

Business Updates
Future Grants for those businesses impacted by Omicron variant
The government announced on 21 December 2021 additional economic support to help businesses who have been most impacted by the Omicron variant.
A new grant scheme specifically to support those hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses that were on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) only and who were the ratepayer on 30 December 2021, that are experiencing difficulties because of the Omicron variant, has been confirmed and will be a one-off grant payment.
Final details and application process are currently being finalised. For further information, visit:

In addition, the Additional Restrictions Grant will also be topped up so local authorities (LAs) can continue to use their discretion to support other businesses in their area, based on local economic need. The council is awaiting further guidance on this grant, this web page will be updated once we have received this.

Small Business Guide: Cyber Security
Advice has been produced by the government, to help small businesses protect themselves from the most common cyber attacks. The 5 topics covered are easy to understand and cost little to implement:

Plans to modernise UK tax system
The government has published plans to create a more simple and effective tax system. The plans include reforming registration for income tax self-assessment, reviewing the role of umbrella companies and reviewing business rates. HMRC has also confirmed that Making Tax Digital for Corporation Tax will not be introduced until 2026.
Read more about the plans at:

Food Standards Authority (FSA) launches new food fraud resilience tool
The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) have developed a tool to provide support, guidance, and advice to food businesses on fraud and food fraud. The tool is designed for food business operators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The self-assessment tool covers different areas that businesses will need to be aware of so that they can better identify and address process issues.
Food crime is defined as serious fraud and related criminality in food supply chains, including any activity impacting on drink and animal feed. It can be seriously harmful to consumers, food businesses and the wider food industry.
The tool is made up of 7 sections and provides advice for countering food fraud. These questions will help you to evaluate your business and identify areas for improvement. The tool will not provide you with a final score.
This can be completed anonymously, and any data submitted will not be collected in a way that could identify you. The tool should take no more than 15 minutes to use.

Have Your Say
All business rate payers are invited to have their say on the council’s draft budget proposals by emailing us no later than 31 January 2022. The areas which you may find the most helpful are page 60 onwards which set out the proposals being made the individual directorates and page 158 onwards which sets out the capital investment proposals.
Comments can be emailed to:

Interested in exhibiting your apprenticeship opportunities
The Apprenticeship Hub are hosting an apprenticeship exhibition event at York Racecourse on the 10th February, starting at 11am and finishing at 7pm. The event will showcase to schools, colleges, parents, carers, and pupils the apprenticeships available from businesses from across York, North Yorkshire, and East Riding.
The Apprenticeship Hub are looking for 5 businesses based in East Riding that would be interested in hosting a stand to promote the apprenticeships they have on offer. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please register here:

Festival of Green Innovation – Wednesday 2 March 2022, Aura Innovation Centre, Hessle
This event returns for a second year to celebrate the region’s incredible progress as a world-leader in low carbon technology. Save the date and register your interest: