UPDATE: Latest information on Covid-19 financial support

Coronavirus developments are unfolding at a rapid pace, leaving many businesses struggling to keep up with the latest guidance and opportunities for support. Find out more about the different opportunities available to businesses and individuals in York provided in our information centre below.

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Councillor calls on private parking company to do the decent thing

Cllr Sam Waudby, Lib Dem Ward Councillor for Rawcliffe and Clifton Without ward, has called on the operators of ARDPark Driver Services to do the decent thing and refund, in full, a parking charge notice paid by a resident visiting the pharmacy on Tower Court, Clifton Moor.

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Council lobbies Government and asks York businesses for help with PPE

City of York Council is appealing to the Government for additional personal protective equipment (PPE), and to local businesses for any spare PPE, so it can be used by the authority’s care workers.

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7000+ newspapers and magazines to be free for York residents

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City of York Council have today granted £17k to Explore York Libraries and Archives, in order to extend the current range of virtual services to support individuals, families and communities of York during the Coronavirus emergency. This will give residents access to a wider range of e-books and audiobooks for all ages, and free access to Press Reader, a huge archive of 7000+ newspaper and magazine titles updated daily.

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Temporary changes made to recycling process

City of York Council is introducing temporary changes to the recycling process in order to protect its vital frontline staff and allow for additional social distancing measures during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Liberal Democrats welcome the writing off of over £13bn of NHS debt

The Government announcement that over £13bn of NHS debt will be written off, comes after former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron MP, revealed last year through a freedom of information request that £607,404,854 worth of interest on outstanding debt was paid by NHS Trusts to the Department for Health and Social Care in the previous five years.

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Advice on local composting

Following City of York Council’s decision to postpone garden waste collections from April, the Liberal Democrats are encouraging residents to read up on the latest advice and tips for easy composting at home.

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City of York Council announces Emergency Fund to support residents



City of York Council has today announced details of a new Emergency Fund totalling £1.25m to support residents facing hardship during the Covid -19 pandemic.

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City of York Council announces £1m business emergency fund to protect local businesses and jobs

City of York Council today announced a £1m local emergency fund to support businesses in dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. 

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Council Leader requests more funding for coronavirus response

The Leader of City of York Council, Cllr Keith Aspden, has written to Ministers to underline the need for further funding, including for councils, individuals and businesses, to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

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