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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Podcast

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Apr 19, 2018

Speaking at a recent Chamber event, the Lancaster University academic Andrew Atherton speculated that Cumbria will benefit as the high cost of operating in London prompts businesses to move out of the capital.

He explores the theme further in this podcast and considers what more Cumbria can do to attract inward...


Apr 12, 2018

Around half of businesses in Cumbria that try to recruit staff struggle to do so.

With the unemployment benefit claimant count rate as low as 0.7% in parts of the county, and thousands of workers due to retire over the next 10 years, it’s a problem that is expected to get worse.

In this podcast Shane Byrne,...


Apr 5, 2018

The UK’s £85,000 VAT threshold is the highest in the EU and the OECD.

It has been frozen until 2020 when, in all likelihood, it will be reduced.

Ministers believe that having a high threshold discourages small businesses from growing and fuels the black economy. Are they right?

In this podcast Pauline Jackson, a tax...


Mar 29, 2018

South Lakeland is the fastest-growing economy in Cumbria and North Lancashire and has the lowest unemployment rate in the North West.

In this podcast Councillor Graham Vincent, the Economy and Assets Portfolio Holder at South Lakeland District Council, looks at why its economy is so successful and examines the...


Mar 21, 2018

This is English Tourism Week (March 17-25), which aims to celebrate the industry and raise its profile.

In this podcast, Nigel Wilkinson looks at the challenges and opportunities for the sector, which is worth £2.72bn a year to Cumbria.

Nigel is Managing Director of Windermere Lake Cruises, one of the top 10 paid-for...