Business and investment

Coronavirus support for businesses in the Harrogate district

In the first instance, please check the government website for more information about the national support currently available to businesses affected by Covid-19.

This includes advice on funding and support packages, help for self-employed workers or sole traders and how to run your business safely if it is permitted to open.

Business toolkit

We've put together a business toolkit to provide you with practical safety advice, guidance and supporting materials to help your business operate safely while the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

The toolkit includes a checklist for shops and a checklist for pubs and restaurants of practical measures to help control the risk from people visiting your premises. We've also added resources to help you welcome your customers back and communicate safety measures in your premises.

Business toolkit

North Yorkshire County Council has also produced a set of publicity materials which may be useful to your business.

For updates on other support and advice in the Harrogate district, please consider subscribing to our business newsletter.

How can we help your business?

Businesses across the Harrogate district are benefiting from our free support services. Over £1 million of grant funding was awarded to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the past year. This has contributed towards: the expansion of premises, purchase of machinery, investment in IT development, exporting activity and employee training. With our bespoke support and advice over 70 businesses progressed their growth plans and achieved their job creation ambitions, in 2018-19.

For details on how you can benefit, please visit our web pages and contact us at [email protected]. Keep updated by following us on Twitter and subscribe to our e-newsletter.

Transition period - the UK has left the EU

Find out what this means for you.

There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021. Check how to get ready for new rules in 2021 by visiting

Information and advice on preparing your business for Britain leaving the European Union can be found on our dedicated EU transition period page.