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Below is information provided to us by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Business Investment and Tourism Services team.

 


Update 25/10/2021

Events

Network to Win

Wednesday 3 November 14:00 – 16:15 virtual and in person event, ergo, Hessle

The Supply Chain Network are pleased to invite you to come along and meet our Sector Specialists. Find out how they can help you to win more work, whether it is helping you to maintain or grow your customer base, expanding your business, diversifying into new markets or learning specialist information that will better equip you within your own business. You will also have the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and speak to our business advisors about the vast range of additional products and services available to you.

Find out more and register for either in person or virtual attendance:

https://www.thesupplychainnetwork.co.uk/Events.aspx

 

Business Updates

Guidance on using Freeports

The government has published guidance about what businesses need to do in order to use Freeport customs sites. The guidance covers applying for and using special customs procedures:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-your-business-ready-to-use-a-freeport-customs-site

 

Net Zero Strategy announced

The government has announced a Net Zero Strategy which sets out how businesses and consumers will be supported to make the transition to clean energy and green technology:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uks-path-to-net-zero-set-out-in-landmark-strategy

 

Self-Assessment, submission deadlines

The deadlines for 2020/21 tax returns are:

· 31 October 2021 for paper forms

· 31 January 2022 for online returns

This year, you will also have to declare any grants or payments from COVID-19 support schemes up to 5 April 2021 that you have received as these are taxable, including:

• Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

• Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

• Other COVID-19 grants and support payments such as self-isolation payments, local authority grants and those for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

 

Covid-19 Updates

Submit your Kickstart Scheme vacancies

Submit your Kickstart Scheme vacancies after you’ve received a successful outcome to your online Kickstart Scheme grant application:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/submit-your-kickstart-scheme-vacancies

 

For ongoing support, contact your dedicated business advisor, or the business support team:

business.support@eastriding.gov.uk

01482 391640

https://www.investeastriding.co.uk/

Update 14/10/2021

INVITE – East Riding Council Business Support Information Evening

The economic impact of the past 18-month is still being felt by many businesses.  East Riding of Yorkshire Council Business Services are hosting an event for East Riding businesses interested in finding out more about the range of grants and support currently available to them at this time.

Come and find out more about our development grants, giving access to funds; whether it is to help you to maintain your customer base, expand your business or diversify into new markets.  Also, have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and speak to our business advisors about the vast range of additional products and services available to you.

So why not join us at ergo, Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle, HU13 0GD on Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 6pm to hear more (expected finish time is 7.30pm).

Places will be limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.  To register an interest in attending the event please visit:

http://eventpilot.evolutive.co.uk/eventDetails.aspx?siteId=47&eventNo=581228

For any additional information, please telephone 01482 391622.

 

Kickstart Scheme

Information about how the Kickstart Scheme closure will affect employers and Kickstart gateways:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/kickstart-scheme-closure

 

Job Finding Support Scheme

The government has announced funding of £500 million for the Job Finding Support scheme, which will provide online, tailored, one-to-one support for workers who have left the furlough scheme and are on Universal Credit. A new enhanced support package to help workers over the age of 50 stay in or return to work will also be introduced. The government also announced that the Kickstart Scheme will be extended to March 2022:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/500-million-plan-for-jobs-expansion

 

Update 04/10/2021

Covid-19 support schemes end 30 September 2021

A reminder that a range of government support schemes introduced to help businesses and individuals through the pandemic have now come to an end. The schemes include the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-employment Income Support Scheme, the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme and the reduced VAT rates for hospitality.

 

Rules that have been relaxed to help businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Change made – list of measures updated. Relaxation expiry dates added:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rules-that-have-been-relaxed-to-help-businesses-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

 

New allergen labelling law comes into force (Natasha’s Law)

From 1 October 2021, the requirements for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food labelling will change in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new labelling will help protect your consumers by providing potentially life-saving allergen information on the packaging. Any business that produces PPDS food will be required to label it with the name of the food and a full ingredients list, with allergenic ingredients emphasised within the list.

Businesses should check if their products require PPDS labelling and what they need to do to comply with the new rules:

https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/introduction-to-allergen-labelling-changes-ppds

 

Businesses encouraged to consult on council communication

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is currently undertaking a consultation to understand how East Riding customers, residents and businesses contact it and how easy they have found it to do so. The consultation runs until Friday, 15 October 2021 and will provide customers the opportunity to outline their needs and experiences in contacting the council, whether this has been face-to-face, by telephone or online.

Find out more and access the consultation online:

https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/say/news/?entry=613f11732b25b90aa89fca64

 

Useful Covid Support Links

You may wish to save the links below, which will provide useful information and updates:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

https://covid19.eastriding.gov.uk/

Hull and East Yorkshire Business Growth Hub:

https://heygrowthhub.com/covid-19/

HM Government Business Support:

https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/