The East Riding of Yorkshire Council and local MP Sir Greg Knight have pledged to do all they can to support residents and businesses during the month-long national lockdown which began on the 5th November.
The lockdown runs until the 2nd December, unless extended, and includes tight restrictions being put in place with people being encouraged to work from home where it is possible to do so.
Financial support for businesses will be available and the responsibility for distributing assistance has been given to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Burton, has indicated that although the lockdown will bring challenges, the council will meet such challenges with resolve.
For further information contact the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s own website.
KNIGHT HAILS VAT CUT
East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has hailed the Chancellor’s decision to cut the rate of VAT on tourism from 20% to 5% to help the industry bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis.
This decision follows a campaign earlier this year from Sir Greg with other MPs representing tourist areas. The Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP has now agreed with SIr Greg and announced a slash in the VAT rate to 5% for the next 6 months.
Greg says: “In East Yorkshire, the tourism and hospitality sector has been hit hard by the shutdown. I have been calling for this stimulus to boost local tourism by encouraging people to take holidays in places like Bridlington, the Yorkshire Wolds and the wider East Yorkshire, rather than spending money abroad”.
“There are no better ways of incentivising Brits to take their holidays in the UK than by making them cheaper. I am pleased that the Chancellor's announcement shows he agrees”.
HOW TO GET YOUR COVID19 TEST
If you are concerned you might have caught coronavirus you can order an on-line test at gov.uk or call 119. You can book for a testing centre visit or order a home testing kit which should arrive by post the following day.
The results are sent to you via text and email.
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