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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Podcast

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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, of accountant...

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...

May 9, 2018

The railway from Penrith to Keswick closed in 1972 but rail engineer Cedric Martindale is campaigning to reopen the 18-mile link.

He has formed CKP Railways to take the project forward, sold bonds to raise £400,000 and produced a business case.

In this podcast, he outlines the benefits that reinstating the line would...

May 3, 2018

Despite the austerity cuts of recent years, the public sector is still a major player in Cumbria.

We have seven local authorities, the Lake District National Park, a major Defra presence, the University of Cumbria and the NHS.

That’s a big potential market.

In this podcast Kevin Thistlethwaite, an adviser with...