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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.

Funding support for Cumbrian Coastal Railway Line welcomed

– 3 July 2019

A major step forward has been taken today to support the growth of freight and passenger services on the Cumbrian Coastal Railway Line.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (1st July 2019)

– 1 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.

Employers — Support our Armed Forces Veterans

– 27 June 2019

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is urging employers in the county to consider doing just that as the nation prepares to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (25th June 2019)

– 26 June 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.

Cumbrian entries sought for High Street Awards

– 25 June 2019

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is supporting an appeal from Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, for communities to celebrate their high streets and learn how to succeed in a rapidly changing retail environment.

UKRI Strength in Places Fund available up to £50,000

– 19 June 2019

Consortia of UK businesses and research organisations can apply for ‘seed corn’ funding of up to £50,000 to develop full applications for wave 2 of the UKRI Strength in Places Fund.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (17th June 2019)

– 18 June 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.

Half million pound funding boost for Cumbrian firm

– 14 June 2019

A leading Cumbrian firm is benefitting from a half million pound investment from the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership that will help it expand and create up to 20 new jobs.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (13th June 2019)

– 13 June 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 June 2019)

– 11 June 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.

Employers – know your pensions responsibilities

– 5 June 2019

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is targeting its new wave of compliance checks at employers across the UK who are suspected to be non-compliant with their automatic enrolment duties.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (3rd June 2019)

– 4 June 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.

Cumbrian firms encouraged to apply for Queen’s Award

– 29 May 2019

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is encouraging local firms to apply for the 2020 Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Give An Hour to help shape career choices

– 23 May 2019

Would you be prepared to give an hour of your working week to help Cumbrian youngsters shape their future careers? Cumbrian businesses are being invited to support a programme to help young people in the county’s schools and colleges do just that.