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Super allowances having little effect on UK economy, says tax expert

January 25, 2022
Too few SME businesses are taking advantage of super allowances for the incentives to have any positive effect on the wider UK economy, according to a leading tax expert. Sophie Huddleston, Tax Director with UK Top...

Mock interviews – Monday 7th March 2022. Lancaster Girls Grammar School

January 25, 2022
Dear Employers, Lancaster Girls Grammar School would like to invite you to their mock interview day on Monday 7th March 2022. The day is aimed at giving year 11 students the opportunity to engage with various...

Novi Wins SEO and PPC Contract with Siemens Financial Services

January 25, 2022
North-West-based digital agency Novi Digital, with offices in Lancashire, Cheshire, East Midlands and London, has won a contract to provide SEO and PPC for Siemens Financial Services following a 10-way competitive...

Could HMRC come knocking on your door? Businesses in the textiles trade sector should act now to ensure VAT returns are correct.

January 18, 2022
Following a VAT fraud case which could lead to hundreds of millions of pounds in lost taxes, HMRC are targeting businesses in the textiles trade sector.  With a budget deficit of VAT receipts estimated at...

Azets strengthens North West tax team with new appointments

January 18, 2022
Azets, the UK's largest regional accountancy and business advisors to SMEs, has appointed Alex Greenwood, Bernie Chiu and Craig Keating to strengthen its personal and corporate tax services offering in the North West....

The Eventus Recruitment Group continues expansion and reopens popular graduate scheme

January 18, 2022
Lancaster-based Eventus Recruitment Group continues to expand with the reopening of their popular graduate scheme. 2021 was a successful year for the group, who specialise in Legal, HR, Finance and Accountancy...

6 Dyslexic Superpowers

January 11, 2022
Like any learning disability, dyslexia can present challenges to school pupils throughout their education and people with dyslexia might feel like they are different to other people. Yes, it is true that the dyslexic...

Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub secures a further £3.2m to support Lancashire’s business community

January 04, 2022
Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, has been given a further £3.2 million to continue supporting Lancashire’s business community with a wide range of fully-funded support services. The financial commitment...

Heysham 2 power station lifetime review carried out

January 04, 2022
EDF has confirmed a change to the expected end of generation dates for two of its nuclear power stations. Heysham 2, in Lancashire, and Torness, in East Lothian, are now expected to continue generating until...

Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission regroups for Round Two

December 07, 2021
Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission is coming together again in a second round to enable the stories of people with lived experience of poverty to be heard in a way that can change the understanding and challenge...

Address ESG or lose funding, warns SME accounting expert

November 30, 2021
An SME accounting expert with UK Top 10 firm Azets, the largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, is urging businesses to address Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies or risk...

Adopting Digital Payments To Sustain The Recovery

November 30, 2021
By Mike Elliff, CEO, TYL By NATWEST There is no doubt that the accelerated adoption of digital and contactless payment technology is one of the most important trends to arise from the Covid-19 pandemic. This...

The Importance of Income Protection

November 29, 2021
In this blog, Tarnia Elsworth of TP Financial Solutions looks at the importance of Income Protection cover, dispels some myths, and explains why you should consider IP for you, your family, and your business. When...

How Well Do You Look After Your Enquiries?

November 29, 2021
Guest Blog from Helen Parkinson of Organise Me How do you look after your enquiries? In theory, it’s a ready-made win, a lead in the market for the service you provide who has specifically sought you out. A...

Guest Blog from The Sales Lady

November 29, 2021
Guest Blog from Helen Tebay, The Sales Lady How to avoid being too pushy in sales and what can we do it? Here are Helen’s Top Tips Make this about your clients and not about you – if you are having feelings of...

Guest Blog from BookSmart Accounting

November 29, 2021
New Chamber member BookSmart Accounting has grown and developed at an exceptional rate since incorporating in January 2021. They are ending the year with a fantastic achievement. Every year, AccountingWEB – one of...

Chamber Chat with Nick Dagger

November 24, 2021
Antisocial, Social Media Isn't it wonderful to be out and about again, meeting actual real-life people, face to face! It's been a long time coming and something we have all felt the impact of in all sorts of...

October insolvency statistics – Cashflow pressures driving rising insolvencies, says UK’s largest accountancy firm for SMEs

November 22, 2021
Nicola Clarke, Restructuring & Insolvency Partner, at Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, comments on the October 2021 company and individual insolvency statistics...

NW businesses face serious funding problems unless RLS and CBILS rules amended warns banking expert

November 16, 2021
Many businesses in the North West could face major refinancing problems in the latter half of 2022 if the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is not extended beyond the summer and banks continue to refuse to transfer...

Lancaster based design agency Utter Creatives launches Advent of Change in Waitrose and John Lewis for the second year running.

November 16, 2021
Utter Creatives design and branding agency has designed the Christmas merchandise for non-profit organisation Advent of Change. The product designs include calendars, candles and crackers containing celebrity ‘best...
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