As seen from the various government announcements, a range of grants and support packages are being introduced to support business’, including charities, Keep checking back to this page for updates and guidance from reputable sources.
The HMRC Job Scheme is coming closing to applications from November 2020. Please ensure you have read what you need to do for your employees if you have placed on Furlough during this time.
As the advice from the government changes, please ensure you and your organisation are up to date and doing what is required. You can find out more here.
The key change is that when meeting friends and family you do not live with you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors.
There are exceptions to this which include:
- where everyone lives together or is in the same support bubble, or to continue existing arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents
- for work, and voluntary or charitable services
- for education, training, registered childcare, or providers offering before or after-school clubs for children
- fulfilling legal obligations such as attending court or jury service
- providing emergency assistance, or providing support to a vulnerable person
- for you or someone else to avoid illness, injury or harm
- participate in children’s playgroups
- wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions, or for other religious life-cycle ceremonies – where up to 30 people will be able to attend
- funerals – where up to 30 people will be able to attend
- organised indoor and outdoor sports, physical activity and exercise classes (see the list of recreational team sports, outdoor sport and exercise allowed under the gyms and leisure centre guidance
- youth groups or activities
- elite sporting competition or training
- protests and political activities organised in compliance with COVID-19 secure guidance and subject to strict risk assessment
The full guidance on meeting with others can be found here.
Hull City Council, with the support of the NSPCC, have launched a campaign to encourage residents to share their concerns about potentially vulnerable children and young people in their community. The campaign ‘Worried about a child in your neighbourhood?’ will raise awareness of how members of the public can play their part and highlight the ways they can contact the council or NSPCC about a child who may potentially be at risk. It is being well articulated by Matt Jukes on Twitter.
If residents are worried about the welfare of a child or young person then they can share the information confidentially by contacting Hull City Council, via hull.gov.uk/worried or calling 01482 300 300, alternatively by contacting the NSPCC via nspcc.org.uk or 0808 800 5000.
Hull City Council and 14 other local authorities across Yorkshire and the Humber have worked together to support families, with the launch of a new website named Relationship Matters.
The website is being launched to offer families information, tips and advice as the coronavirus pandemic is leading to big changes in the way people live their everyday lives and manage relationships. Disagreements and arguments are completely normal but if they become a problem then help is at hand.
The Relationship Matters website provides tips, information and help to stay calm and work out what needs to happen, as well as signpost to receive any further help.
The charity digital code has launched a fantastic digital checklist for charities to use to help them to make the right decisions about using digital initiatives during the Covid crisis. You can find out more here.
As the government information changes for Coronavirus and things start to ease, you might need to check you are up to date with the information you share with employees. ACAS is free advice and offers regular webinars.
The rules around furlough are changing. Please make sure you are informed on what you may need to do for your employees
Hull City Council Small Business rates relief application process
Tax helpline to support businesses affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Small Business Grant Funding
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Statutory Sick Pay Rebate
HMRC’s Time to Pay Service
Income Tax Deferral for the Self-Employed
Business Rates Holiday for Nurseries
Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
Humber LEP Easy to View Guide of Support available
Charities included in the government’s Coronavirus wages scheme
Companies to receive 3-month period to file accounts during COVID-19
Full details of HM Government Business Support for Coronavirus
Full round up of Support from Humber LEP
Hull City Council Launch Hull Helpline to support vulnerable residents impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic
Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on Whatsapp
Claim for your employee’s wages through Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
National Cyber Security Centre UK have released guidance on video conferencing safely following the increase in demand in this service. Read more here.
Advice being given to Local Authorities about business support grant funding
As government advice changes and we look at getting back to work where we can, make sure you are prepared and up to date with your health and safety so your employees and staff can safely return. You can find out more from the Health and Safety Executive.