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Useful links for Businesses across Yorkshire

To help you during the COVID-19 outbreak we’ve compiled information regarding national, regional and local support that is available to businesses.

National Support

For recent insight into occupancy levels across Yorkshire’s key destinations please read these research reports from 2019

UK Government’s Business Support

A new ‘support finder’ tool from the UK Government 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. 

UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

Guidance on Further Businesses & Premises to Close Updated 23 March 2020

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Coronavirus Hub

  • Tourism industry

VisitBritain Help & Advice to Tourism Businesses

VisitBritain Business Advice Hub

  • Finance

HMRC has published step-by-step guidance on how to make a claim for employee wages including a calculator to help you work out your claim.

HMRC Guidance for Businesses wanting to Defer VAT Payments

Business Interruption Loan Changes and a New Scheme for Larger Companies

The below changes were made 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.
  • Safety

Staying Safe Outside your Home Published 11 May 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak FAQs: What you can and can't do Updated 11 May 2020

Working Safely During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated 11 May 2020


Regional Support

WTY and Recovery Plan – link to other pages

Keep up to date with advice from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Yorkshire and the Humber via their Twitter account. Updates and advice for your business are also available via the FSB website.

Local Enterprise Partnerships are local public and private sector partnerships that offer business support and guidance for businesses across the region. Find your local LEP below:


Local Support

Visit your local authority’s business support webpages via the links below. We’ve also included links to other organisations providing support in your area.

North Yorkshire

East Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

West Yorkshire


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