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Student Internships 18th February 2016

The University of Lancaster is encouraging businesses to embrace internships. Last year, businesses took on 500 students with great success. 48% of the businesses retained the interns for an exten...

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Warning of Road Closure 18th February 2016

A section of Common Garden Street (from King Street to Russell Road) will be closed from 5pm on Sunday 28th February until 7am on Monday 29th February 2016 and from 5pm on Sunday 6th March until 7...

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100% of business rate revenue equals 100% of the risk 18th February 2016

With the local authority now able to be in total charge of their budgets, what does this mean for businesses? While it could be true that Local Authorities could lower the business rates whilst k...

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Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Members Meet 18th February 2016

Come and join the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Members at their March Members networking event at Molly's Grill & Pizzeria in the heart of Lancaster City Centre, where you will have the ...

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Easter 2016 18th February 2016

This Easter, Lancaster BID is hosting a series of events for all the family! Alice in Lancaster will be on Good Friday, 25thMarch 2016, in Market Square. This free event will have face painting, ga...

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Lancaster BID February Treasure Trail 18th February 2016

Leap Year Leap Frog Trail   The Lancaster BID Treasure Trail for February is in full swing. Clues and directions have taken participants to new parts of Lancaster city centre. The trail will ...

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We're Hiring 16th February 2016

Please email info@lancasterbid.org for a person specification, job description and a job application form.  Deadline extended until Wednesday 2nd March 2016. ...

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Lancaster Destination Brochure 2016 6th January 2016

The BID are seeking to re-create the popular 2015 Destination Brochure to showcase the unique diversity of Lancaster's city centre offer. If you would like to be involved please complete the form be...

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NNDR Flood Relief Policy 6th January 2016

Floor relief is to be awarded as discretionary rate relief under s47 of the LGFA (Local Government Finance Act) 1988 and funded via s31 grant under the LGA (Local Government Act) 2003. This sch...

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Leap Frog Treasure Trail 6th January 2016

Leap Year Leap Frog Trail   The Lancaster BID Treasure Trail returns this February with a special leap year twist. Clues and directions will take participants to new parts of Lancaster cit...

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Business Rate Relief 18th December 2015

Lancaster BID are working closely with Lancaster City Council to ensure that businesses qualifying for any National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR, also known as Business Rate) Relief schemes are identifi...

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Flood Recovery Grants Available 18th December 2015

Central government has announced that local authorities will be provided with Community Grants as part of the Communities and Business Recovery Scheme. This will be equivalent to over £500 per...

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Legal Advice for Flood-affected Businesses 11th December 2015

There are a number of businesses affected by the flooding and storms last weekend, that find themselves needing to seek legal advice.  Both FSB and Chamber of Commerce offer legal protection ...

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Floor Support Update from LDCOC 10th December 2015

Earlier in the week the Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce team appealed  for help from local businesses in the wake of flooding in Lancaster, Morecambe and surrounding areas, the fol...

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Extended Free Parking to Help Businesses 10th December 2015

Free Car Parking   Car parking is free in Lancaster City Council Car Parks, Marketgate and St.Nics Car Parks (not on-street parking), Every Thursday evening after 6.00 pm from the 26th Novemb...

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