Members' News

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the Coronavirus crisis

March 20, 2020
Guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the Coronavirus crisis £330bn of Government-backed loans. Equivalent to 15% of GDP, the Government has pledged that it will make £330 billion of...

Recruiting Volunteers to Support Need During the Covid-19 Outbreak

March 20, 2020
A message from Yak Patel at CVS. Dear colleagues,Yesterday we added a couple of forms to our website - one for groups to add their volunteer roles and one for members of the public to offer their help. We have had...

Leading Lancashire Courses

March 17, 2020
Lancaster and Morecambe College will be running a funded CIPD training course commencing on the 29th April for 4 weeks. It will focus on Understanding Organisations and the role of Human Resources. The remaining...

Lancashire patients to be first in the world to access new cancer drugs

March 17, 2020
Lancashire cancer patients, who are failing to respond to treatment, are now being offered access to ground-breaking treatments, making them among the first patients in the whole world to have access to the very...

Kate joins Harrison Drury’s employment team

March 17, 2020
Lancaster-based law firm Harrison Drury has appointed employment law specialist Kate Shawcross to its team. Kate, who joins as associate solicitor, will be based at the firm’s Lancaster office and will advise...

Centre Manager becomes owner

March 17, 2020
After more than eight years as General Manager of the Lancaster franchise of Signs Express and 35 years in the sign making industry, Lee Reynolds has taken ownership of the business following previous owner...
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