Chamber News

Chamber Chat with Chris Maddock

May 10, 2021
The Lancashire Careers Hub is part of a national Hub network driven by the Careers and Enterprise Company and locally through Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Inspira which strengthens the relationship between...

Chamber Chat with Jo-ann Harney

May 04, 2021
I wrote my last Chamber Chat back in October 2020 and was hoping that by the time it was my turn to write it again we would all be back to face-to-face networking and events. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case and...

International Trade Business Support

April 22, 2021
International Trade Support is now available to all businesses across the Lancaster District thanks to a new partnership between Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster City Council. With this free...

Chamber Chat with Jon Powell

April 19, 2021
The future of the office?Hurrah the pubs and restaurants are open (for outside dining)! The shops have opened their shutters. The roadmap seems to be on track! We need this, as individuals for our wellbeing and...

Chamber Chat with Mike Marczynski

April 12, 2021
At the time of my writing this Chamber Chat, we are 1 day away from the Glorious 12th! No, not the August one, this is the 12th of April, when a lot of restrictions due to Covid are lifted and we’re all one step...

Lancashire Quarterly Economic Survey Qtr1

April 12, 2021
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q1 2021:  Firms Fighting for Survival but More See a Route Out of Crisis The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest independent...

Chamber Chat with Ruth Wilkinson

April 06, 2021
At Morecambe BID we are gearing up for the hoped-for reopening of businesses in Morecambe town centre as part of Step 2 of the road map out of lockdown. If all goes according to plan, it will be great to see...

Funded support available to help your business

March 30, 2021
Go Green and reduce costs  Below is the FREE support available from the Chamber Low Carbon Programme which is available to Lancashire SMEs.Two of the areas of support alone are worth...

Chamber Chat with Nick Wilkinson

March 29, 2021
So lockdown persists but our high streets fight on. I can say for certain that all retail and hospitality are looking forward to April and the reopening of our City Centre’s retail and hospitality (admittedly,...

Chamber Chat with Nick Dagger

March 24, 2021
IR35 changes imminent   The purpose of IR35 is to clamp down on the growing use of contractors providing services, usually through a Personal Service Company, while working like a traditional employee but...

Revised timetable for the introduction of import border controls

March 22, 2021
A new timetable for introducing import border control processes will enable UK businesses to focus on their recovery from the COVID pandemic. The government will now introduce full border control processes, six months...

Chamber Chat with Wes Johnson

March 15, 2021
First Steps to Freedom…? Local education institutions took the first step along the roadmap out of lockdown during the week commencing 8th March.  I’m sure few would argue that a key priority was to...

Chamber Chat with Chris Gardner

March 09, 2021
Reasons to be cheerful It’s almost twelve months since we first locked down and it’s definitely been a year to forget. Most people will know someone who has lost their life to the virus and there have been few...

Chamber Chat with Nathanial May

March 03, 2021
Starting a new role in the middle of a pandemic Starting a new role as a Manager at Azets Lancaster office during the middle of a pandemic has been a challenging experience, made worse by the closure of...

Nearly a quarter of exporters to the EU considering holding back

March 01, 2021
Results from the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, in partnership with moneycorp, found that while 44% of UK exporters to the EU plan to grow their exports to the European Union, nearly a quarter (23%) are...

Chamber Chat with Mal Garnett

February 22, 2021
I think we’re all aware that everything will have changed when we emerge from this latest lockdown. One of the issues that Chamber members have been discussing recently is the way we all work. We’ve been trying to...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

February 16, 2021
Women business owners and working women face certain challenges and obstacles that most men do not. Working women who have children experience even more demands on time, energy and resources, and women face gender...

New service launched to help business with Brexit

February 16, 2021
An enhanced new Brexit service has been launched to help hundreds of businesses operating in Lancashire to get Brexit compliant. Delivered by Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, specialists in international...

BCC Brexit survey

February 14, 2021
Half of UK exporters report difficulties adapting to changes relating to EU-UK goods trade Results from the first major business survey for 2021 by the British Chambers of Commerce on Brexit found that half...

What are Rules of Origin?

February 14, 2021
Rules of Origin determine the economic nationality of a good under a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Businesses need to know about them because the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) means they can trade with the...
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