Chamber News

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...

Chamber Chat with Andy Manwaring

February 10, 2021
Most businesses are aware that a lot of hands-on Training as been postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, but are you aware of where that leaves you with your legal requirements and duty of care, to your staff and...

HMRC answer Frequently Asked Questions on New Trade rules

February 08, 2021
New rules for businesses that trade with Europe are here. Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, all businesses that move goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU, or under the Northern Ireland...

Flexible working and making it work

February 01, 2021
As a result of lockdown, employers across the UK have enabled staff to work from home. In doing so, many businesses have realised home working does not impact on productivity and, in many cases, works very well....

Chamber Chat with Sandra Cottam-Shea

January 25, 2021
It’s difficult to write anything in these strange times. I feel almost disrespectful offering business guidance or thoughts when so many have gone to the wall, stuck in limbo or have had the choice of operating...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

January 18, 2021
In 2004 The British Government enacted the “The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations’. A Business Improvement District (BID) is a defined area in which a levy is charged on all business rate payers...

Lancaster & Morecambe College partners with the Chamber, and Morecambe and Lancaster BIDs to support national Kickstart scheme

January 18, 2021
The KICKSTART partnership between Lancaster and Morecambe College, Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce,Morecambe BID and Lancaster BID has got off to a successful start, with...

Chamber Chat with Martin Cheetham, EDF Heysham 1

January 12, 2021
In November, I had the pleasure of moving over the Pennines to join the Heysham 1 team as the new station director. Before that, I had a similar role with EDF’s coal and gas stations in Nottinghamshire. Living in a...

A New Year’s Message from Our CEO Vicky Lofthouse

January 06, 2021
To the Members of the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Members and Ambassadors of the Lancaster & District Chamber, for your support and...

Quarterly Economic Survey: Mixed picture for Lancashire businesses

January 05, 2021
QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY: MIXED PICTURE FOR LANCASHIRE BUSINESSES The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the county’s businesses has been highlighted in the latest Quarterly Economic Survey.  A varied picture...

Chamber Chat - Brendan Hughes

December 23, 2020
I have the pleasure of the pre-Christmas chat and wish i could report what a great year it has been for leisure, tourism, hospitality,and retail. Unfortunately, 2020 has been a terrible year with the COVID virus. The...

Chamber Chat - Imogen Brettell

December 14, 2020
Motivation and wellbeing have never been so important, one of the hardest things about the current situation is not knowing how long it will continue, and that uncertainty causes stress and anxiety. Trying to maintain...
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