Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 25/7/22

Latest Business Support From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council - 25/7/22

Welcome to East Riding Of Yorkshire Council latest business update.

As the school year ends and the heatwave has eased, there is lots of business news. Our overview this week includes extensions to support measures originally put in place to ease the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on small businesses. As well as help available to support your workforce health and wellbeing.
Also looking to win more work, then don’t miss out, book your place now to learn more about how PAS91 can streamline your tender process.

Business Updates
Wellbeing in the workplace
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched its Working Well website for employers and employees on improving wellbeing in the workplace and how this can link to increasing productivity and workforce retention. Check out the large range of services and products available to you including information, toolkits, online learning and much more.
For more information, please visit - https://eastridinghealthandwellbeing.co.uk/wellbeing-in-the-workplace/

Recovery Loan Scheme extended
The government has announced that the Recovery Loan Scheme is to be extended allowing small businesses to apply for government-backed loans for a further two years. The scheme was originally launched in April 2021 to help businesses recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic and so far, has helped over 19,000 businesses.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-support-for-small-businesses-feeling-the-squeeze-as-45-billion-recovery-loan-scheme-extended

Alcohol off sales easement extended
The alcohol off-sales easement, introduced during the pandemic, was due to lapse on 30 September 2022, but has now been extended to September 2023. The easement allows businesses to sell alcohol as part of takeaway services, deliveries, and in outdoor seating areas.
https://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Article/2022/07/19/alcohol-off-sales-easement-extended-by-another-year-to-september-2023

Long Covid support, Covid-19 booster and flu jabs
The government announced last week that the over 50’s and those individuals in a clinical risk group, will be offered a Covid-19 booster and flu jab this autumn. Flu jabs will also be extended to over-50’s and secondary school age children.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-50s-to-be-offered-covid-19-booster-and-flu-jab-this-autumn
Guidance on dealing with Long Covid is available on the East Riding of Yorkshire CCG website - https://www.eastridingofyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/long-covid/.

Events
Do you work in the construction industry and want to win more work?
Does the process of completing PQQs seem like a headache?
Then register to join the Supply Chain Network to learn more about the PAS91 construction pre-qualification questionnaire and how it can help you to win more work.
Within the York and North Yorkshire area, the first event is taking place at the York Hilton on July 28th. For more details and to book your place please visit: https://www.thesupplychainnetwork.co.uk/Events.aspx
Within the Humber region, dates and locations are to be confirmed. To register your interest, please email: supplychain@eastriding.gov.uk