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Ratcliffe & Bibby solicitors are hosting a free planning for your future evening

January 09, 2019
Covering – wills and lasting powers of attorney.  The evening will be held at St Johns hospice, Slyne Road, Lancaster on the 31st January 2019 commencing 6.30 pm.   We find an ever increasing number...

Where’s there’s a will

January 09, 2019
Thanks to a partnership with a number of valued local law firms, solicitors can help you write or change your will quickly and inexpensively, during the St John’s Hospice Will Week. These local solicitors provide...

Non Levy Payer? You won’t be paying as much for your Apprenticeships from April 2019

January 09, 2019
If you are a company that does not pay the Apprenticeship Levy (companies with a £3m+ wage bill have to pay a 0.5% tax to fund their apprenticeships) you will be used to paying the 10% Employer Contribution towards...

Chamber Chat – Steve Wood, University of Cumbria

January 09, 2019
Happy New year everyone – today, 7th is my first day back in work, full of optimism for the year ahead not to mention the shock of the alarm going off at 5.30! – It’s safe to say this year begins with a certain...

British Chambers of Commerce: Business investment deep freeze to continue in 2019

January 09, 2019
The UK’s leading business group forecast a decline of -0.6% for business investment this year following weaker than expected data. This is a sharp decline from the 1.0% growth previously forecast. The BCC also...

HS2 stop at Lancaster – please support!

January 09, 2019
In November 2018, Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce attended a meeting with the top stakeholders in the area regarding lobbying for Lancaster to be included as a stop on the HS2 route north. HS2 is more...

Morecambe Neighbourhood Plan – Have your say

January 09, 2019
Morecambe Neighbourhood Plan consultation in conjunction with Morecambe Town Council (MTC). Which buildings/open spaces are important to you? Do you agree with the suggestion for preserving them? A list of places in...

Sisters Are Doing Comedy For Themselves

January 09, 2019
An award-winning pair of funny sisters – Flo & Joan -  kick off The Dukes new 2019 comedy season. Nicola and Rosie Dempsey, the British musical comedy duo better known as Flo & Joan, make their Dukes...

Chamber Chat – Mal Garnett

January 03, 2019
As a new year dawns, it’s hard to write a forward-looking piece because in many ways we’ve never been more out of control of the factors that may or may not affect our business environment. So instead I’m going...

Don’t Be A Chump – Catch This Comedy Classic

January 03, 2019
Laurel & Hardy return to The Dukes cinema in January to launch the new season of dementia friendly screenings. A Chump At Oxford(U) is screened as part of The Dukes A Life More Ordinary(ALMO) programme which aims...

Emails from foreign billionaires and slow internet tops SME headaches list

December 20, 2018
Over half of SME owners count internet issues as one of their biggest bugbears heading into 2019. Phishing emails from overseas ‘billionaires’ meanwhile, still tops the list of the strangest mailbox scams from the...

Chamber Festive Opening Hours

December 20, 2018
Festive Opening Hours Please note that the Chamber office will be closed from 12pm on Monday 24th December and will reopen 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. For any urgent export enquiries on any working days...

Chamber Chat – Allan Sumner , Harrison Drury

December 20, 2018
Let me start by wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. What a year 2018 has been – with so much going on at every conceivable level. I hesitate to mention the “B” word, other...

UK to remain in Common Transit Convention after Brexit

December 20, 2018
Continued membership of the convention will ensure simplified cross-border trade for UK businesses exporting their goods. The UK is set to remain in the Common Transit Convention (CTC) after Brexit, ensuring...

Mediation, live

December 20, 2018
I’ve heard it said that being involved in a legal dispute is like dancing with a gorilla. You can only stop when the gorilla decides! I have launched Embrace Mediation because I want to provide business with an...

Graham Blick Consultancy

December 20, 2018
Looking for expertise and experience in the following? Small Business...

Cyber Security Conference

December 20, 2018
Businesses are now more at risk from cybercrime than consumers according to data collated by the Offce for National Statistics. With so much at stake, businesses cannot afford to become victims of cybercrime.  ...

Chamber Chat – Sandra Cottam-Shea

December 12, 2018
This year has flown by and here we are again, almost Christmas. This is the season to spend never mind anything else and our consumeristic lifestyle goes through the roof. I’m not going to get into the politics...

Kirkby Lonsdale companionship business thriving as it celebrates anniversary

December 12, 2018
A business that was created in a bid to combat loneliness and isolation has marked its one year anniversary, as Age UK revealed that 1.9 million older people feel ignored or invisible. Just Company was launched last...

Department for International Trade - Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) events programme

December 12, 2018
What is the TAP and how does it help businesses? The Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant based financial support to eligible small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in overseas exhibitions and...
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