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Local Government Brexit Bulletin (21st October 2019)

– 21 October 2019

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

Prime Minister’s Open Letter to Businesses

– 18 October 2019

Following the Government’s announcement that a deal has been agreed for the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written an open letter to business.

Cyber Awareness Month – 28th–31st October

– 18 October 2019

To raise awareness of cyber resilience for small businesses, the Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) are supporting Cyber Security Awareness Month from the 28th – 31st October, and businesses are being invited to keep up-to-date and informed on the latest risks.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (16th October 2019)

– 17 October 2019

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

Cumbria LEP Helps Steer Regional Energy Debate

– 14 October 2019

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s Chief Executive, Jo Lappin, has been invited to Chair one of the keynote sessions at a major energy conference next month. The Energy and Clean Growth in the Northern Powerhouse Conference is taking place at the Bonus Arena, Hull, on November 5 and 6.

Brexit Business Readiness Event Slides Available

– 14 October 2019

For those who were unable to attend last weeks’ Brexit Business Readiness Event in Cumbria, the Events Team has now put up the presentation slides on their website ready for download.

Free Online Brexit Business Readiness Event Announced

– 14 October 2019

To help business prepare for exiting the EU on 31 October, the Government are delivering a FREE online Brexit Business Readiness Event, in conjunction with the final three roadshow events in the North of England over the next few weeks.

Latest DEFRA Resources for EU Exit (7 October)

– 12 October 2019

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. Agri-Food businesses should ensure that they are prepared for EU Exit and continue to visit GOV.UK for guidance.

Government Temporary Tariff Rates & Agri-Food Checklist

– 10 October 2019

The Government has this week published a statement re-confirming the temporary tariff rates that would apply to the agri-food and other sectors if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31st October.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce opens free helpline service and resources

– 9 October 2019

The Cumbria Chamber of Commerce now has a dedicated selection of services to help businesses get ready for Brexit, thanks to funding from the Government’s Brexit Preparedness Fund.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (8th October 2019)

– 9 October 2019

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

Book your place at the Northern Powerhouse Energy and Clean Growth Conference

– 8 October 2019

Cumbria LEP is delighted to invite you to attend and participate in the ‘Energy & Clean Growth in the Northern Powerhouse’ conference and exhibition.

Global Reach 2019 Conference Agenda Confirmed

– 8 October 2019

The confirmed conference agenda for Global Reach 2019 – one of the key international collaboration events for clean energy this year – is now available online.

Cumbria LEP moving forward in 2019

– 8 October 2019

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) has taken place with a series of presentations on the LEP’s activities over the last twelve months, alongside its future plans focused on delivering the Local Industrial Strategy.

Latest DEFRA Resources for EU Exit (30 September)

– 4 October 2019

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. Agri-Food businesses should ensure that they are prepared for EU Exit and continue to visit GOV.UK for guidance.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (2nd October 2019)

– 3 October 2019

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

Cumbria Top of the Class for Careers Provision

– 1 October 2019

Careers provision within secondary schools and colleges in Cumbria is rated amongst the best in England.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (27th September 2019)

– 28 September 2019

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

Latest DEFRA Resources for EU Exit (23 September)

– 28 September 2019

The UK will leave the EU on 31 October. Agri-Food businesses should ensure that they are prepared for EU Exit and continue to visit GOV.UK for guidance.

Brexit Business Readiness: North East & West Events Announced

– 25 September 2019

To help business prepare for exiting the EU on 31 October, the Government are delivering a series of events until Friday 18 October 2019.

Latest DEFRA Resources Available for EU Exit

– 20 September 2019

Key information from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has been updated recently, with resources and information about how you can access government support and advice through events, webinars and a new helpline.

The Pensions Regulator: Keep Your Letter Code to Hand

– 20 September 2019

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) are reminding new employers to keep their letter code to hand – as it’s needed to complete the declaration of compliance and access TPR’s other online tools.

TPR Highlight Requirement for Employers to Re-enrol and Re-declare

– 20 September 2019

The Pensions Regulator are asking that employers who have ceased trading – or no longer employ anyone – to contact TPR when they receive a letter from them, to avoid possible enforcement action.

Local Government Brexit Bulletin (19th September 2019)

– 19 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 (16th September 2019)

– 16 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.

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.