Latest Business Support news from East Riding of Yorkshire Council - 12/6/23
Advisory fuel rates
From the 1st June 2023, new fuel rates for company vehicles came into force. Find out about advisory fuel rates, when you can use them, and how they’re calculated.by visiting: Advisory fuel rates - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Advertising compliance resource for small businesses
The Advertising Standards Authority has created a new resource especially for small businesses. The resource is made up of a collection of materials to help businesses understand ad rules and how best to follow them. Topics include how to avoid misleading consumers, details on pricing claims and how to responsibly market promotions and competitions.
Read more about the resource at: https://www.asa.org.uk/news/asa-creates-resource-especially-tailored-for-small-businesses-2023.html
Measures to support rural communities
The Government has outlined how it will support rural communities to help grow the economy and create better-paid jobs. Measures include encouraging the provision of fixed wireless internet access, improving local transport networks and publishing a new public libraries strategy for England. A consultation on planning changes will also be carried out to make agricultural development more flexible for farmers.
Read more about the measures at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-new-drive-to-support-rural-communities
Consultation on employee share schemes
The Government has launched a consultation on the effectiveness of its employee share schemes. The consultation is seeking views on improvements to Save As You Earn and the Share Incentive Plan to make it easier for businesses to set them up.
Read more about the consultation at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/employee-share-scheme-shake-up-to-help-boost-growth
Topic Of The Week
Thinking of hiring but don’t know where to start?
Many businesses especially in the early days know they need more support with workload, but don’t know where to start.
One of most common question asked is “how do I find candidates”? This isn’t always the right question to ask, as sometimes with a little innovation, the answer could be right on your doorstep!
Before you commit your budget and time to advertising, take some time to consider:
Is the role a real and full-time job? Could it be part of someone else’s role?
Do you have the necessary knowledge and experience to manage this job role? If not would it be better to outsource this work and concentrate your employees on what you excel at? Can you promote from within?
Have you asked friends, family, and colleagues for recommendations? Good people know good people!
Have you considered training someone who has the right fit for the team but needs a bit more knowledge?
What about someone part-time? Or someone that works remotely? Lots of potential employees are looking for this type of work especially post pandemic.
If you already have someone in your organisation doing the job well, and you need another person in a similar space, look at their background and work out how you can get in touch with more potential employees just like them.
Networking Business Breakfast
Our next event takes place on Thursday 29 June, 7.30am-9.30am at the Aura Innovation Centre, Bridgehead Business Park, Meadow Road, Hessle.
If you haven’t attended before don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet new contacts for your business.
Ideal for small or large companies in any sector, these quarterly events will give you the chance to explore new opportunities and connections for your business.
Form more details and booking visit: Networking Business Breakfast – summer – Aura Innovation (aura-innovation.co.uk)