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Another blog on CoronaVirus

March 20, 2020
I wrote about this subject last week. The huge impact the Coronavirus has had on the stock market but also the significant impact it is already having on small businesses, including our local Chamber of Commerce...

Government changes procurement policy in response to Covid-19

March 20, 2020
The government has announced today (Mar 18) a change in their approach to the procurement of goods and services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with immediate effect. In order to procure goods, services and works with...

Guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the Coronavirus crisis

March 20, 2020
Guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the Coronavirus crisis £330bn of Government-backed loans. Equivalent to 15% of GDP, the Government has pledged that it will make £330 billion of...

Recruiting Volunteers to Support Need During the Covid-19 Outbreak

March 20, 2020
A message from Yak Patel at CVS. Dear colleagues,Yesterday we added a couple of forms to our website - one for groups to add their volunteer roles and one for members of the public to offer their help. We have had...

£2million to support communities and businesses through Coronavirus crisis

March 19, 2020
Lancaster City Council has allocated £2million in emergency funding to support the district’s most vulnerable people and struggling local businesses. City councillors agreed the funding last night (Wednesday March...

Going cashless

March 17, 2020
Card payments are starting to become the normal method of payment, but did you know that in 2017 card payments overtook cash as the most popular method of payment? If this trend looks to continue, cashless payments...

Coronavirus business interruption loans

March 17, 2020
IMPORTANT UPDATE: At Budget 2020, the Chancellor announced that a ‘Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme’ (CBILS) will temporarily replace the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG), becoming available over...

COVID-19: support for businesses

March 17, 2020
The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. This includes a package of...

Safe online working during Coronavirus 'delay' phase

March 17, 2020
As the UK moves towards the 'delay' phase of its response to Coronavirus, we'd like to make sure you are familiar with the best advice for staying safe online.  Particularly if you are working at home.Below are...

Leading Lancashire Courses

March 17, 2020
Lancaster and Morecambe College will be running a funded CIPD training course commencing on the 29th April for 4 weeks. It will focus on Understanding Organisations and the role of Human Resources. The remaining...

Lancashire patients to be first in the world to access new cancer drugs

March 17, 2020
Lancashire cancer patients, who are failing to respond to treatment, are now being offered access to ground-breaking treatments, making them among the first patients in the whole world to have access to the very...

Kate joins Harrison Drury’s employment team

March 17, 2020
Lancaster-based law firm Harrison Drury has appointed employment law specialist Kate Shawcross to its team. Kate, who joins as associate solicitor, will be based at the firm’s Lancaster office and will advise...

Centre Manager becomes owner

March 17, 2020
After more than eight years as General Manager of the Lancaster franchise of Signs Express and 35 years in the sign making industry, Lee Reynolds has taken ownership of the business following previous owner...

Stay chilled, and buy local - Jon Powell

March 10, 2020
  Globalisation has been an undeniable force for economic good. It leads to increased trade, an international and diverse workforce, and therefore innovation and entrepreneurialism. But our increased global...

Eggcup Needs Wheels!

March 10, 2020
Eggcup is a local not-for-profit working out of Lansil Industrial Estate.  They offer a surplus food solution for businesses, picking up any food that can’t be sold for whatever reason.  They sort and...

Forsberg 'We Invest In People' Accreditation

March 10, 2020
Investors in People is delighted to award Forsberg, Heysham based Position, Navigation and Timing experts, We invest in people, standard accreditation. It means principles and practices around supporting people...

Lancaster Architects Leading the Way on Climate Change

March 10, 2020
With the planet approaching a tipping point, climate change is becoming a fundamental challenge for all of us.  As Lancaster City Council introduces proactive initiatives to tackle local issues, one of the...

Lancaster vets chooses Rosemere Cancer Foundation as its 2020 people charity

March 10, 2020
The practice in Caton Road supports two charities annually – one that works to help people and another that helps animals. Practice manager Sue Dobson said: “We also have surgeries in Garstang, Cottam and...

There is a future out there. Mike Marczynski

March 03, 2020
So here we are in the aftermath of our formal Brexit from the EC and what a non-event it finally was. It just shows what a parliamentary majority of 80 can do to get things actually done with hardly a whisper. Now the...

Land agreement brings Eden Project North one step closer to reality

March 03, 2020
Lancaster City Council and the Eden Project have agreed a deal for the land on which Eden Project North in Morecambe is due to be built. The city council, which currently owns the land, has agreed to lease the site...
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