To keep up to date with the ongoing situation in Ukraine and to find further information about #StandWithUkraine and how you and your business may provide support, the UK Government has developed a ‘what you can do to help’ page. They have developed a guide of Ukrainians arriving in the UK which can be accessed here.
There is a whole range of information and resources available from Lincolnshire County Council’s dedicated resource page which includes information about the Ukrainian Resettlement Schemes and how Ukrainians can access wrap around care support, including opening a bank account, accessing benefits and financial support, once they have arrived here in Lincolnshire.
Greater Lincolnshire LEP have also got a dedicated Ukraine Support page which provides a detailed series of Q&As with further ideas and information about how your business or organisation might get involved in the effort or offer support.
Offering and Finding Employment
Ukrainians arriving in the UK are being signposted to online job vacancy platforms. Below are several useful links to job search sites where vacant positions can be offered and applied for:
- Find a job (dwp.gov.uk) – link via the Department for Work and Pensions
- Find a job - GOV.UK (gov.uk) - link via the Government website
- Monster Jobs: Jobsite & Local job search | Find a Job today
- Job Search | Indeed
- LinkedIn Job Search: Find UK Jobs, Internships, Jobs Near Me
There are plans to develop a local job matching service. Details will be published here once confirmed.
Offering Financial Support Locally
The Lincolnshire Community Foundation are offering a mechanism for everyone to contribute to the Lincolnshire Welcome which will be used to help Ukrainians that come to Lincolnshire to resettle and provide support with transport, broadband and digital resources, access to leisure, vouchers for toys, etc. Donations can be made here.
Impacts to Imports and Exports and Business Travel
DIT has expanded its helpline to act as a single entry point of enquiry for businesses and traders relating to the situation in Ukraine and Russia. Businesses with enquiries relating to Ukraine/Russia are encouraged to contact DIT’s Export Support Service helpline (0300 303 8955) or Digital Enquire Service. The ESS landing page also features a dedicated link for Ukraine/Russia enquiries. ESS will be the first point of contact for business and trade enquiries relating to Ukraine/Russia, as well as continuing to provide support to businesses exporting to Europe.
Please also see links to the FCO travel advice pages for Russia and Ukraine, and to the guidance on the new sanctions regime.
Heightened Cyber Security Threat
Following the Russian invasion into Ukraine, the National Centre for Cyber Security is advising businesses to be extra vigilant. Further information about this story can be found here. There are a range of practical tools and information about how to improve you businesses cyber security in the Business Lincolnshire news and blog pages.
Please also see other useful links below for resources provided by the NCSC.