Useful links for Businesses across Yorkshire
Guidance Staying safe outside your home Published 11 May 2020
Guidance Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do Updated 11 May 2020
Guidance Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated:11 May 2020
The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
VisitBritain Help & Advice to Tourism Businesses
Government HMRC Help
Government Support Finder
A new ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more.
Leeds City Region
Doncaster Chamber of Commerce
South Yorkshire Police Burglary Prevention Tips
Guidance on Further Businesses & Premises to Close
York and North Yorkshire LEP
Click here for the latest information from the York and North Yorkshire LEP
Government's new website for businesses
Hambleton District Council Help & Advice
Click here for the latest COVID -19 updates, advice and support from Hambleton District Council
Craven District Council Help & Advice
Click here for the latest COVID -19 updates, advice and support from Craven District Council
Ryedale District Council
Click here for updates and information from Ryedale District Council
Scarborough Borough Council
Click here for updates and information from Scarborough Borough Council
York and North Yorkshire Growth is open and support can be accessed through their website, over the phone and via email. More details can be accessed here.
Business Interruption Loan Changes and a New Scheme for Larger Companies
The Chancellor has announced the following changes to the Coronavirus Business Loans Scheme (CBILS)
- It is being extended so that all viable small businesses affected by COVID-19, and not just those unable to secure regular commercial financing, will now be eligible.
- The Government is also stopping lenders from requesting personal guarantees for loans under £250,000 and making operational changes to speed up lending approvals.
- A new Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) is being introduced whereby the Government will provide guarantees of up to 80% to enable banks to make loans of up to £25 million to firms with an annual turnover of between £45 million and £500 million.
Guidance on Deferral of VAT Payments
HMRC have updated their guidance for businesses wanting to defer VAT payments - Find out more
In these uncertain times it is good to continue to support local businesses, here are some websites that collate a number of local businesses in a given area.
Recruitment of community-based carers in North Yorkshire County Council
During the coronavirus pandemic it is more important than ever that we keep people safe and supported across North Yorkshire’s communities. North Yorkshire is a place where looking out for friends and neighbours is part of daily life and kindness comes naturally. NYCC encourage all businesses to share their recruitment campaign with their staff, friends and family. For further information click here.