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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...

Training & Development Support through Covid-19

March 30, 2020
Lancaster and Morecambe College would like to let you know that although they are not working on-site they are still digitally operational and can still offer the following to the local business community with their...

Chamber Connections

March 27, 2020
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is trying to connect those businesses across North Lancashire who find themselves needing an extra employee or two. We are calling for help............... We are looking...

Harrison Drury COVID-19: Discounted and Fixed Fee Legal Services

March 27, 2020
What steps are businesses taking to weather the COVID-19 outbreak? Regardless of the sector you operate in, or the size of your business, it’s clear that the impact of conoravirus will be significant and require...

Novi.digital Offering Free and Low-Cost Options for Marketing Support in Sectors Affected most by the Coronavirus Crisis

March 27, 2020
Digital marketing agency, novi.digital, are offering performance-based SEO and PPC marketing to businesses in sectors most affected by the global health crisis. In response to the coronavirus health crisis,...

CoronaVirus - the costs to businesses case studies. Briggs Shoes, Morecambe

March 26, 2020
Covid 19 has resulted in an extended closure for the first time since great Grandfather Briggs first opened in December 1863. As a family owned and operated retail SME employing 12 staff we find ourselves in uncharted...

Vouch for the future by supporting your local businesses

March 26, 2020
People are being encouraged to support Lancaster pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, and venues through the coronavirus pandemic by buying gift vouchers to use after the virus has run its course.In an effort to...

CHAMBER POSTPONES NORTH LANCASHIRE EXPO TO FOCUS ON SUPPORTING BUSINESS COMMUNITY THROUGH CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

March 26, 2020
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is postponing its flagship business networking event, the North Lancs Expo, until next year to focus on providing support to the business community throughout the coronavirus...

Working from home - Mike Harrison

March 24, 2020
In a perverse way I am finding the Government advice to self isolate/ home working slightly bemusing. Since escaping from my mainstream office environment 18 years ago I have been working from home, well not quite. I...

Cyber experts step in as criminals seek to exploit Coronavirus fears

March 24, 2020
The public are being urged to follow online safety advice as evidence emerges that criminals are exploiting the Coronavirus online.  Experts from the National Cyber Security Centre have revealed a range of...

Urgent Response Fund launched to support the district’s most vulnerable

March 24, 2020
An urgent plea for donations to help the district’s most vulnerable residents through the coronavirus pandemic has been launched. The Morecambe Bay Foundation has set up an Urgent Response Fund to provide financial...

Lancaster City Council suspends collection of rent for its small business tenants

March 24, 2020
In a show of solidarity, Lancaster City Council is suspending the collection of rent for its small business tenants to help see them through the coronavirus pandemic. It is part of a package of measures unveiled by...

FIRE SAFETY MESSAGES FOR BUSINESSES

March 24, 2020
FIRE SAFETY MESSAGES FOR BUSINESSES London Fire Brigade advise you to review your Fire Risk assessment and Emergency Plan in light of the impact of CoVid 19 on your staffing levels, operating times, business...

Urgent call for ventilator manufacturers

March 20, 2020
The most urgent push currently is the call for manufacturers of Ventilators and ventilator parts. Guidance from government is below in case that is helpful. For companies who are already manufacturing ventilators/...

COVID-19 Chamber Member Offers

March 20, 2020
Lancaster & District Chamber Members recognise the need to support each other now more than ever, and one way they are doing this is by offering free or heavily discounted offers.  They are detailed...
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