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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Podcast

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Jun 14, 2018

Research commissioned by Barclays Bank reveals that almost half of SMEs have been targeted by fraudsters, and one-in-four of these has fallen victim.

Where businesses are caught out, the average cost is £35,000.

To mark Scams Awareness Month, Will Hayhurst of Cumbria Trading Standards looks at what businesses can do to...


Jun 7, 2018

Eden Council will unveil its Penrith Vision Masterplan this summer.

It will set out how the town will develop through to 2050 including plans for new homes, schools, open space, a new business park and a relief road linking the A66 east of Penrith with M6 junction 41.

In this podcast, Eden Council’s Leader Kevin Beaty...


May 31, 2018

The Government has decided that all businesses – including buy-to-let landlords – will have to use computer software for their accounts, sending quarterly updates online to HM Revenue 

Making Tax Digital is being phased in, starting with VAT next April.

In this podcast, Claire Phillips and Simon Kirkbride,...


May 24, 2018

It’s getting harder for businesses to recover overdue debts, according to research from the invoice financing firm Liberis.

A survey carried out in March found that small UK businesses are owed £14.9bn in late payments, up from £13.9bn only six months ago.

A quarter are owed more than £20,000 and half say that...


May 16, 2018

We’re increasingly optimistic that the tidal energy scheme incorporating road crossings of Morecambe Bay and the Duddon is viable.

Things have moved on apace since Chamber Insight first reported on the £10bn project last year.

Rob Johnston, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, said: “We’ve asked...