Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 22/04/22

Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 22/04/22

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are pleased to provide their latest business support update. Following on from the success of our first Retail Sector Workshops, our next sessions have now been arranged. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to attend our next Window Dressing Workshops or Social Media and Marketing Workshops.


Business Updates
Growing risk of cyberattacks
Businesses urged to boost cyber standards as new data reveals nearly a third of firms suffering cyber-attacks hit every week:

Calorie Labelling Regulations
The Calorie Labelling (Out of Home Sector) (England) Regulations 2021 have come into force on 6 April 2022. Previously calorie labelling for large food organisations was optional. These regulations will only need to be implemented by large food businesses with 250 or more employees. For guidance on this, please visit:

Plastic Packaging Tax Changes
If you manufacture or import plastic packaging, tax rules have changed from 1 April 2022. If you manufacture or import 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging within a 12-month period, you may need to register for the tax.
For the steps to take and to determine if you are subject to plastic packaging tax, please visit:

HMRC updates tax guidance to include electronic payment of tips
Tips, gratitude and service charges are commonplace in restaurants and the service industry. As covid-19 has accelerated the move away from cash payments, there has also been a shift towards customers leaving electronic tips. HMRC guidance for employers has been updated to reflect that payment of electronic tips does not change the basic principle that income tax and NIC are still required for these payments. For more information, please visit:

Calling all Retailers!
When was the last time you changed your window display? Is it seasonal? Thought provoking? How many new customers has it drawn into your shop?
Did you know that more than 80% of customers conduct online research before making an online purchase? And over 50% of customers learn about brands from Social Media!
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to attend one of our Window Dressing Workshops or Social Media and Marketing Workshops.
The workshops are for owners, managers, employees, team members of retailers and hospitality businesses in East Yorkshire, to support businesses to acquire, serve and retain customers.
Hear from experts in their fields at these fun, inspirational sessions that will give you the opportunity to share ideas and network with like-minded businesses.
Our next workshops will be:
Tuesday 3rd May – Social Media, Marketing and Customer Care Workshop. Bridlington Library, King Street, Bridlington, YO15 2DF. 10am – 1pm. (Including Tea and Coffee),
Monday 9th May – Window Dressing Workshop. St Nicholas Parish Hall, 1 Newbegin, Hornsea, HU18 1AB. 10am – 1pm (Including Tea and Coffee)
For more details of the sessions and details of how to book, please visit:
Attendees will be the first to gain a copy of the newly launched Retail Sector Guide which offers a wealth of practical tips and advice, including details on the above, helping you to acquire, serve and retain customers.
Other dates, times and locations are being planned.

We appreciate that as a retail business, the timing and location of these workshops is key factor to determine if you can attend. If you do want to discuss this or future sessions with the Team, please telephone 01482 391622 or email .

Offshore Wind Connections 2022 – Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th April
Next week will see the return of the Offshore Wind Connections 2022 at The Spa, Bridlington - a fantastic venue that has proved hugely popular in previous years. With an ideal combination of exhibition, networking and socialising spaces along with the coastal location, it promotes a get-away atmosphere, allowing delegates to become fully immersed in all this exciting industry event has to offer.
For more details, visit: