COVID-19 Business Support Update

East Riding latest Covid-19 business support update.

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 East Riding business support team. You can contact them by email: and they will respond as quickly as possible.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Businesses)

On 4 January 2021 it was announced that we enter national lockdown, by law, from 6 January 2021. The Government provided guidance on 13 January 2021 about the eligibility criteria for the scheme, and we are now in the process of determining eligible businesses, and will make payments automatically. We will not require a new application form:

Closing certain businesses and venues in England

Updated information for business closures in line with the latest government guidance:

Coronavirus: MOT centre and tester guidance

Updated to make it clear that MOT centres can stay open in all areas of Great Britain, including during the national lockdown in England:


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.

This now includes a link to a YouTube video about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension:

Useful Links

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:

Other Business Updates

Reopening High Streets Safely Fund to offer interactive support to town centre businesses

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering free online business support workshops –delivered by retail specialists – for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in town centres across the East Riding. The workshops aim to help improve resilience and grow sales during these challenging times, focusing on actions which can allow businesses to continue trading and improving despite closed premises.

Further details of the workshops and their locations can be found:

Future Net Zero Survey

The Aura Innovation Centre, led by the University of Hull, is inviting Humber SMEs and organisations to take part in a short survey that will look at the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and how this can be delivered whilst achieving the Government’s ambition for the UK to be net zero on carbon emissions by 2050. This research is highly relevant to all SMEs from all sectors.

You can find more information here

Peer Networks Programme

A national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. It is being delivered locally by the Humber Business Growth Hub, in partnership with the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce. Delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, with each cohort led by a trained facilitator.

Find out more:

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