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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.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (21st May 2019)

– 22 May 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 LEP appoints new Deputy Chair

– 20 May 2019

Jim Jackson, Chief Executive of Fourwinds60 Consulting Ltd., is the new Deputy Chair of the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP).

Cumbria LEP seeks business leaders to join Board

– 15 May 2019

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is looking to recruit two leading local business people to complete its new-look Board structure.

Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (14th May 2019)

– 14 May 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

– 13 May 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 Launch of Made Smarter Programme

– 15 April 2019

If you are a maker or creator with any ideas or questions about how to innovate, digitise or upgrade your systems and technology generally – come along to learn about how Made Smarter can support your journey with access to expert advice on how to approach technologies such as additive manufacturing, sensors, big data, and virtual reality.

Latest Position on the EU Exit Timetable

– 15 April 2019

Concluding the 10th April Special European Council, the PM agreed with the EU27 leaders an extension to the EU Exit process.

Department for International Trade: Tarriffs & Brexit

– 12 April 2019

The Department for International Trade (DIT) have created three informative videos surrounding the impact of Brexit on tarrifs.

Cumbria LEP collaborates with ‘Walking With The Wounded’ for Cumbrian Challenge 2019

– 11 April 2019

Cumbria LEP is proud to be working in collaboration with the military not-for-profit ‘Walking With The Wounded’, supporting hard-to-reach veterans into roles outside of the military.

UKRI confirms SIPF Wave 2 launch in coming months

– 6 April 2019

There will be a series of stakeholder events across the UK, including in Newcastle on Wednesday 15th May, Sheffield on Wednesday 29th May, Birmingham on Friday 7th June and Liverpool on Wednesday 12th June.

Newly Launched British Business Finance Hub

– 2 April 2019

The British Business Bank Finance Hub is designed to help businesses understand the financial landscape and ultimately access the right finance for their growth potential.

Introducing the new Made Smarter Leadership programme

– 25 March 2019

This pioneering 10 month programme is designed for business leaders of manufacturing SMEs wanting to improve their competitiveness and adopt new ways of working by embracing new technologies.

NPIF supports £184m of investment across the North in its second year

– 20 March 2019

Over the last two years, NPIF has worked with 10 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), Combined Authorities, local accountants, fund managers and banks to provide both debt and equity finance to SMEs across the North West, Yorkshire & Humber and Tees Valley regions.