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Brexit Business Readiness Events: Sign Up Today

– 12 September 2019

The Government is arranging ‘Brexit Business Readiness Events’ across the UK to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the European Union, with events starting 16th September.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (12th September 2019)

– 12 September 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (10th September 2019)

– 11 September 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

CLEP updates its Brexit Impact Assessment

– 9 September 2019

The report updates the findings of the December 2018 Brexit analysis note for Cumbria in the light of developments since then.

Convention of the North with NP11 event on 13 September

– 9 September 2019

Don’t forget to book your place for Convention of the North with NP11 event on 13 September.

Agri-Food Businesses & Brexit: What You Need To Know

– 7 September 2019

The UK will be leaving the EU on 31st October. It’s important that Agri-Food businesses are aware of and understand what changes could affect the day-to-day running of business operations.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (4th September 2019)

– 4 September 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Small Business Commissioner: Helping you resolve payment disputes with larger businesses

– 4 September 2019

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner (SBC) was launched in December 2017 to ensure fair payment practices for Britain’s small businesses, and support them in resolving their payment disputes with larger businesses.

Changes to VAT rules on construction services from 1 October 2019

– 3 September 2019

The VAT rules on construction services are changing from 1 October 2019 for contractors and sub-contractors. A VAT reverse charge is being introduced, which means that VAT will need to be handled and paid in a different way.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (30th August 2019)

– 31 August 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Government Contracts Finder

– 26 August 2019

Contracts Finder helps users find public sector procurement opportunities. It’s aimed at potential suppliers who are interested in doing business with government and public sector bodies.

Cumbria LEP AGM to take place next month

– 23 August 2019

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, the county’s strategic economic body, is holding its open Annual General Meeting next month.

HMRC begins EORI auto-enrolling scheme

– 22 August 2019

As the UK prepares to leave the EU on 31 October, HMRC has started to automatically enrol all relevant traders that are VAT registered to have EORI numbers.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (20th August 2019)

– 22 August 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

We need YOU! Support for employers on education and skills

– 20 August 2019

Information for employers on work-based education programmes, including information on apprenticeships, T Levels and traineeships.

£1.3m boost for cutting-edge M-Sport Evaluation Centre

– 14 August 2019

Global motorsport business, M-Sport, has received a £1.3M investment from CLEP via the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to develop a state-of-the-art Evaluation Centre at its Dovenby Hall Estate base, near Cockermouth.

Sheffield City Region confirmed for Convention of the North with NP11

– 13 August 2019

Sheffield City Region will host the biggest ever Convention of the North with NP11 on Friday 13th September in Rotherham.

Pension re-enrolment and re-declaration: a two-stage process

– 7 August 2019

As part of an employer’s ongoing workplace pension duties, re-enrolment takes place every three years, and all employers will need to take action.

Millions could be at risk of pension scams

– 7 August 2019

The FCA and TPR have published new research which reveals millions of people could fall for pension scam tactics.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (6th August 2019)

– 6 August 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

New Shadow Board of Young People set to drive forward Cumbria’s prosperity

– 6 August 2019

The CLEP is to create a Shadow Board, which will give younger people the opportunity to inform and advise the main Board on its strategy and investment decisions.

Chancellor announces £2.1bn funding for no-deal Brexit

– 1 August 2019

An immediate cash boost to help get the UK ready for Brexit on 31 October has been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (30th July 2019)

– 31 July 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (23rd July 2019)

– 24 July 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Cumbria’s new Careers Hub is top of the class

– 23 July 2019

A ground-breaking careers guidance partnership in Cumbria has out-performed other areas of England across a range of measures – less than six months after its launch!

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (16th July 2019)

– 16 July 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (16th July 2019)

– 16 July 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (9th July 2019)

– 10 July 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

Carlisle Lake District Airport launches with best of Cumbria on show

– 4 July 2019

Carlisle Lake District Airport has made history after launching commercial flights for the first time in more than 25 years this morning.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (3rd July 2019)

– 3 July 2019

Welcome to the Brexit Bulletin – providing an update on recent developments relevant to local authorities and any upcoming parliamentary activity.