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Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Dec 2, 2019

The Labour candidate for Workington defends her party’s plans for spending and taxation and set out plans for a £400bn National Transformation Fund.

We challenge her on Labour’s nationalisation proposals and ask if its Inclusive Ownership Funds will deter business investment.


Nov 28, 2019

The Conservative candidate for Carlisle on trade and immigration after Brexit, tackling skills shortages and escalating costs for business.

We ask him if the North is getting a raw deal on infrastructure and why the Conservative manifesto makes no mention of nuclear new build.


Nov 27, 2019

The Lib Dem candidate for Westmorland & Lonsdale predicts the outcome of the General Election and takes questions on Brexit, business rates, lifelong learning and other policies.

We ask him why nuclear power doesn’t get a mention in the Lib Dem manifesto and why the party wants to axe one of the submarines being built...


Nov 7, 2019

Employment lawyer Nigel Crebbin, of Burnetts Solicitors, looks at what businesses can do when winter strikes.

Are you required to pay staff who can’t get to work? Can you insist that they work from home? What if your premises have to close because of flooding?

This podcast covers all these issues and more.


Oct 16, 2019

Lawyer Luke Donockley explores why businesses should prepare for no deal and outlines a seven-step process to put in place. He also touches on the impact Brexit might have on commercial contracts.