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Lancaster & Morecambe College Continues to Serve its Community During Lockdown - Wes Johnson

April 21, 2020
As Lancaster & Morecambe’s College we can trace our roots right back to 1824, we are proud to be shaped by our employers to the benefit of all members of our community.  Our commitment to our community is...

CORONAVIRUS – JOB RETENTION SCHEME FAQS

April 21, 2020
The Government has announced that all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis....

Wealthsmith’s Wellbeing Thinking positively about health and wealth

April 21, 2020
Sanlam Wellsmiths have put together the following series: "Our world has been turned upside down in the last few weeks. We recognise that in the midst of this uncertainty our primary role is to act as stewards of...

Powering that extra mile - EDF by Mark Lees & Giles Kay

April 15, 2020
If there is one thing we can rely on here at Heysham power station is staff going that extra mile to make sure there they are powering the nation but also looking at what they can also do to help in their communities....

Covid-19, and the Hospitality Industry - Paul Bury

April 09, 2020
The Lothersdale Hotel has been owned by the my family for 67 years and has seen the town and industry change many times over. The COVID-19 pandemic though has presented a set of challenges to the Hospitality Industry...

The self-employed and CoronaVirus

April 08, 2020
Some of the workers most affected by the Coronavirus are the self-employed. Many have seen their workloads disappear overnight and face an uncertain future regarding their income. It’s logistically difficult to...

Legionnaires’ Disease. Essential Reading for Business Owners during Covid-19 Pandemic.

April 08, 2020
The following guidance is crucial if we are to avoid cases of Legionnaires’ Disease following the current Covid-19 outbreak.   During this grim but essential lockdown period, many businesses, hotels,...

The end game! Vicky Lofthouse

April 06, 2020
Jenson Steven Lofthouse turned four on the 12th February 2020. He is at his happiest when he is covered in dirt, tools in hand, showing of his latest find or creation. He never stands still, loves talking and says...

Lancaster law firm launches rapid response team for Coronavirus loans

April 06, 2020
Lancaster-based law firm Harrison Drury has set up a dedicated team to help businesses secure emergency loans quicker during the coronavirus crisis. The firm has established its rapid response team following reports...

Apprenticeship Grant Advance - Construction

April 06, 2020
CITB are supporting construction employers  by providing advance payment of attendance grants for 2nd and 3rd year apprentices to ensure future skills are retained in the construction industry amid the...

Take Five - Business Toolkit

April 06, 2020
Fraud poses a major threat to the UK. These crimes can have a devastating impact on victims. Advanced security systems and innovations in which the finance industry invests to protect customers stopped more than...

Thank you for offers of accommodation for 1,000 key workers in the county

April 06, 2020
Lancashire businesses have already stepped up and offered accommodation for key workers supporting the Coronavirus response in the county.  And more companies are encouraged to follow this example. The...

UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

April 02, 2020
Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. There is no closing date – proposals can be submitted at any...

Take the right advice before furloughing your staff

April 02, 2020
The coronavirus has presented businesses across the district with many challenges, some that we’ve never faced before. We’ve seen some wonderful innovation and adaptability from businesses, but what’s even more...

Recent changes to employment law due to Coronavirus

April 02, 2020
The Coronavirus Act 2020 was passed on 25 March 2020. It introduces a number of emergency measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including some employment-related changes which all employers need to...

Insurer responses regarding unoccupied property

April 02, 2020
Russell Jackson, from ASK Insurance Services, provides the answer to unoccupied premises during the Covid-19 crisis. INSURER RESPONSES: UNOCCUPIED PROPERTY 27th March 2020 The Association of British Insurers (ABI)...

The Chamber, here to help in these difficult times - Jo-ann Harney

March 30, 2020
It has now been nearly seven months since I joined the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce. It has been an eventful few months, and I joined the Chamber just a few weeks before the EXPO 2019 and what a...

ezCert Webinar

March 30, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic presents business with a huge range of challenges. As a Chamber we are working hard to ensure our services help our members and customers meet those challenges. This includes changing some...

Updated advice for the third sector & partners across Lancaster District.

March 30, 2020
Updated information from Yak Patel, CVS:   hope you are keeping well and safe and I hope you managed to recharge over the weekend. In response to Covid-19, I am attaching our updated bulletin. We are working...

Lancaster City Council goes the extra mile to support businesses through the coronavirus pandemic

March 30, 2020
Lancaster City Council has made more than 350 payments totalling nearly £1million to local businesses as part of a package of measures to help support them through the coronavirus pandemic. Although government...
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