Business Update

New Government Grant Scheme to boost the recovery of small businesses

As announced by the government on Thursday 30 July 2020, the Humber Business Growth Hub will be taking receipt of a share of the £20 million fund for grants, to boost the recovery of small businesses. Once the grant application process and eligibility has been fully established, we will provide further information. In the meantime, businesses that are interested in applying for these grants can submit an Expression of Interest ( EOI ) to the Growth Hub: 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Check examples to help you calculate your employee's wages, National Insurance contributions and pension contributions if you're claiming through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:

Find out what you need to do if you've claimed too much or not enough from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation

Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation:

NHS North Excellence in Supply Awards

The awards are open to any business which currently supplies goods, works or services to NHS trusts in the North of England, and to any NHS trust in the North. This year the awards will recognise the response of the health and care sector to COVID-19. We understand that the deadline has now been extended, so there is still time to apply:


Find out what support is available and gain expert advice by taking part in the online webinars provided by both local and national organisations:

Humber Business Growth Hub

The Growth Hub has a range of webinar events planned to help businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.


Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus:

To keep up-to-date with the latest developments

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

East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

Humber Business Growth Hub:

HM Government Business Support:


Businesses across the East Riding looking for advice and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, or for any other general business support enquiries can contact our business support team. You can contact them by email: and they will respond as quickly as possible.

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