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COVID-19 Business Impact and Support Survey (North Lancashire) results

May 12, 2020
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce, and Morecambe BID, recently conducted an online survey from 23rd April to 6th May 2020 targeted at businesses in the North Lancashire region to gather information on the...

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 12, 2020
The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The new guidance covers 8 workplace settings which are allowed to be...

Holiday lets and small business rates Covid relief - Harrison Drury

May 12, 2020
Many people are not appreciating the fact that they are eligible for business grants by virtue of owning holiday cottages, or other property assessed for non-domestic rates, such as stables, for example. Businesses...

Coronavirus – advice for the third sector across Lancaster District.

May 12, 2020
From Yak Patel - CVSIn response to Covid-19, I am attaching our updated bulletin. We are working with the local voluntary and community sector and city wide partners to support as many people as we can. We encourage...

Lancaster accountants help doctors claim Government coronavirus support

May 12, 2020
A Lancaster-based accountancy and business advisory firm has collaborated with one of the UK’s leading medical bodies to help doctors and medical practices claim financial relief for vital work to fight the COVID-19...

H&S guidelines for Covid-19 - Rock & Road

May 06, 2020
Chamber members Rock and Road Training have provided these Health and Safety guidlelines which will be vital for a post Covid-19 world. Download below: Risk Assessment Additional Controls   Covid-19 checklist...

Keeping the country supplied - Sandra Cottam-Shea

May 05, 2020
This message has been knocking about for years and at this challenging time, never a truer word said. The transport industry is how this country and the world keeps the economy moving, literally. We are now...

Local support package announced for businesses in the Lancaster district

May 05, 2020
Lancaster City Council has agreed a £1million plan to sustain and strengthen the local economy. Last Thursday (April 30) the city council’s Cabinet signed off on a package of new measures to provide help, advice...

Coronavirus: Planning for Business Recovery

May 05, 2020
As businesses start to gain access the various government schemes designed to support them through the coronavirus lockdown, many are now turning their focus to the horizon, wondering what the “new normal” will...

Lancaster University and the NHS join forces to combat Covid-19

May 05, 2020
Lancaster University has offered the use of its own labs to increase the number of tests for Covid-19 among NHS staff and patients following an approach from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation...

Arson reduction advice - Lancashire Fire & Rescue

May 05, 2020
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have advised that ue to the present situation that we are in as a country they just wanted to remind business owners the risk of arson. Please find attached two leaflets regarding...

Array Festival Lancaster, Digital and Tech

May 05, 2020
Lancaster’s first virtual digital and tech festival, Array Festival, will go live throughout May to encourage those in the region to learn more about the city’s industry. A series of online seminars and...

Eagles 'family 400' charity bike ride!

May 05, 2020
On Monday 11 May starting at 1300 hrs the Eagles Family will attempt a 24hr 417-mile (671-km) indoor cycling charity challenge in aid of Morecambe Bay Foodbank. We will take our turns to try and make the distance on...

Lockdown From A Number Of Perspectives - Rod Taylor

April 28, 2020
Well, here we are entering week six of the Covid-19 lockdown. How has it been for you? I am writing this short account of my own experiences in my various areas of responsibility.  The pandemic has tested us in...

How to keep connected when the world feels a little disconnected - Lorna Stellakis Q2Q

April 28, 2020
It’s an understatement to say that things are up in the air and rather ‘unfamiliar.’ Really, we’re all so used to the ‘norm’, that panic ensues when anything doesn’t happen as expected – and, at the...

The Big Support for small business

April 28, 2020
Letter received from Michelle Owen, Big Support campaign for small business."I am writing to you as we have launched The Big Support for small business - a national campaign to get small businesses...

Moore & Smalley help 300 firms with furlough claims in first week

April 28, 2020
A Lancaster-based accountancy and business advisory firm has hailed a government scheme to keep people in their jobs after being asked to make claims on behalf of 300 businesses in its first week. In just its first...

Covid Captures

April 28, 2020
The latest project from Nick Dagger Photography goes behind the scenes of our new way of working during lockdown. 'Covid Captures' will be a collection of images and stories that encapsulates the people and...

Covid-19 Business Impact Survey North Lancashire

April 22, 2020
COVID-19 Impact and Support Survey - Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce and Morecambe BID Please can you spare a few minutes to complete the survey? We are gathering this information so that...

Just Company - companionship for the elderly

April 22, 2020
Just Company is a unique service providing meaningful and regular companionship to elderly people who are lonely, isolated or provide companionship on behalf of a family who want their loved ones to get out and about....
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