Latest Business Support news from East Riding of Yorkshire Council - 4/10/23
New fire safety legislation
From 1st October 2023 new fire safety legislation comes into effect. This will mean that many businesses and building owners need to check if and how this affects them to ensure they are complying with the regulations. The main changes are:
- All businesses will need to record a fire risk assessment and fire safety arrangements in full – regardless of the number of employees, and size or type of business;
- There are increased requirements for cooperation and coordination between Responsible Persons in multi occupied buildings or those where the occupier and owner are not the same person; and
- In residential buildings with two or more domestic premises, residents must be provided with information on the risks from fire and the fire safety measures provided to keep them safe.
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Social media guidance
Having a social media policy in place is good practice for all types of businesses. Do you plan on how you use social media, do you have controls on who uses the platforms on your behalf, who will manage it and who will respond to incidents.
The Charity Commission has issued new guidance on charities’ use of social media. The guidance recommends that every charity using social media should have a social media policy in place and ensure it is followed.
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Is Starting A Business Right For Me?
This free workshop will allow you to explore your business ideas and help you understand how you can turn your ideas into reality. Delivered by our team of experienced business advisers, it is available at a number of locations around the East Riding with the next one running this week. Places are filling up so book early
01/11/2023 - 9:30am - 12:30pm – Market Weighton Is Starting a Business Right For Me? | Invest East Yorkshire
30/11/2023 - 5.30pm – 8.00pm – Brough Is Starting a Business Right For Me? | Invest East Yorkshire
If you are thinking of starting a business but can’t make any of the sessions please contact us to arrange a confidential discussion with one of our business advisers.