Coronavirus: sector-specific support

Please check the national lockdown advice first to see if your business should be open at this time: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Information and advice is available here for a range of sectors. If your area is not covered or you need additional support, just get in touch.

Sectors

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

If you remain open during the current restrictions, operations must adhere to the current safe working rules and staff wellbeing upheld.

Guidance about working safely has been issued by the government. Your business may operate more than one type of workplace, therefore it is important that you refer to all of the relevant publications.

Make UK

MakeUK have a range of resources, template letters and toolkits for manufacturing businesses, as well as set of Coronavirus-related FAQs.

Manufacturing Growth Programme

The Manufacturing Growth Fund have developed a range of resources and guidance to ensure SME manufacturers have the support to ensure that they can act quickly as the situation unfolds.

They also provide grant funding towards the investment of an external expert. Their specialism could cover a range of topics and there is a lot of flexibility with regards to the projects that it can cover.

Apprentices

If you are working with young people in an education setting, you can find the Department for Education’s guidance for schools and educational settings here.

Digital & Creative

Digital & Creative

Guidance about working safely has been issued by the government. Your business may operate more than one type of workplace, therefore it is important that you refer to all of the relevant publications.

Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support

Arts Council England have launched a new fund for organisations at imminent risk of failure, particular those who have not yet received grants from the Culture Recovery Fund, to support them until the end of the year.

Tech Nation

Tech Nation has put together a series of webinars, blogs, advice and free products for the tech community, which you can access here.

Retail and hospitality

Guidance about working safely has been issued by the government. Your business may operate more than one type of workplace, therefore it is important that you refer to all of the relevant publications.

VAT reduction for hospitality, accommodation and attractions

You may be eligible for a 5% reduced rate of VAT until 30 September 2021 if your business is in the hospitality, hotel or holiday accommodation sector.

From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, the reduced rate of 12.5% will apply.

Find out if your business is eligible for VAT reduction.

Additional Restrictions Grant

You might be able to get this grant if your business has been negatively affected by coronavirus.

Your local council will decide if you are eligible and how much you can get. Examples of what makes your business eligible could include:

  • you do not pay business rates and your business was closed by law
  • you supply an industry that had to close because of coronavirus, for example the retail, hospitality or leisure sector
  • your business is in the events sector

The Additional Restrictions Grant ends on 31 March 2022.

Find out more about the coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant. You’ll need to apply through your local council.

Business rates holiday for retail, hospitality and leisure

If you’re eligible, you:

  • may not need to pay any business rate for the 2020 to 2021 tax year (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)
  • may not need to pay any business rate for the first 3 months of the 2021 to 2022 tax year (1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021)
  • may get 66% off your business rates bills for the rest of the 2021 to 2022 tax year (1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022) – up to a total value of £2 million

You will receive:

  • up to £2m if your business was required to close on 5 January 2021
  • up too £105,000 if your business was permitted to open on 5 January 2021

You’re eligible if your property is a:

  • shop
  • restaurant, café, bar or pub
  • cinema or live music venue
  • leisure or assembly property – for example, a sports club, a gym or a spa
  • hospitality property – for example, a hotel, a guest house or self-catering accommodation

Contact your local council if you think you’re eligible.

Welcome to Yorkshire

Welcome to Yorkshire have a range of business support and resources on their industry website, which are accessible to all businesses in the tourism sector and not just their members.

Visit Britain

Visit Britain have a dedicated information hub that includes information on the latest support measures and safety guidance.

Agriculture

Agriculture

ADHB

The ADHB have a dedicated Coronavirus hub that includes FAQs, articles and sector specific advice, as well as links to key sources of support.

NFU

The NFU have provided a range of resources for members and non-members covering support measures, regulation and issues, which can be accessed here. They are also lobbying government on key risks facing the sector at this current time.

Food and drink

Guidance about working safely has been issued by the government. Your business may operate more than one type of workplace, therefore it is important that you refer to all of the relevant publications.

Deliciously Yorkshire

Deliciously Yorkshire have a specific page that provides further support and information for the food and drink sector in Yorkshire. You can locate this here.

Construction

Construction

Guidance about working safely has been issued by the government. Your business may operate more than one type of workplace, therefore it is important that you refer to all of the relevant publications.

CITB

The CITB have put in place a range of support measures for CITB registered construction employers. You can find all the information here.

Build UK

Build UK has produced a directory containing sector-specific advice and information.

 

Charity

Charity

The government has pledged £750 million to ensure VCSE can continue their vital work supporting the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including £200 million for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, along with an additional £150 million from dormant bank and building society accounts.

Articles

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Events

Resources