Latest Covid-19 support for rural businesses in Yorkshire

As Covid-19 impacts upon food, farming and rural employers, the Yorkshire Food, Farming & Rural Network is highlighting useful sources of support and advice available to businesses in Yorkshire.

The region’s Business Growth Hubs have listed the various targeted packages of government support that have been announced so far to support businesses and people through the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Here’s where to find the information:

The Government’s full guidance for employees, employers and businesses can be found here, while the FSB (National Federation of Self-Employed and Small Businesses) offers guidance here.

The York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub has created a new Facebook group to connect people with the latest job shortages in the region – find it here.

Farming and landowner groups have also reacted by publishing bespoke online updates, including:

Trade at livestock marts has been affected by the social distancing restrictions put in place by the Government to tackle the spread of Covid-19. Detailed guidance for auction marts and traders is available from The Livestock Auctioneers’ Association.

Meanwhile, farmers affected by recent flooding in parts of East and North Yorkshire can apply for a share of a new Β£6m extension of the Farming Recovery Fund. Read more here.

This page is regularly updated. Please check back for the latest information.

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