One of the unexpected headlines in the Chancellor’s recent Autumn Statement was the temporary two year increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) to £250,000 effective from 1 January 2013 say Cumbrian based Chartered Accountants and Financial advisors Armstrong...

Lakes MP Tim Farron has secured over three quarters of a million pounds for councils throughout Cumbria. In a letter from Brandon Lewis, MP Parliament...
Local MP Tim Farron has urged the government to make good on the possibility mooted in its mid-term review of extending its successful rural fuel disc...
Cumbria is one of 25 councils in the North West which can now plan how to spend their share of an £28.2 million fund for local road maintenance after...
South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today welcomed the news that 39,400 working people have received a tax cut in South Lakeland and that 3,390 people have...
Following the Chancellor's Autumn Statement announcement - Brewin Dolphin Executive Chairman Jamie Matheson said: “We are obviously disappointed to he...
ICAEW chartered accountants respond to individual measures announced in today’s Autumn Statement: • Tax Avoidance/HMRC: ring fencing of HMRC budget b...
Education Secretary Michael Gove will today launch the first ever 4G mobile technology trial in Threkeld, connecting new cutting-edge technology for healthcare, businesses, farming and policing...
David Cameron was in Carlisle today to rally Tory support ahead of elections to Carlisle City Council next month.He arrived in the county for an engagement at the headquarters of Sytem Training Group...
The University Board of Directors have agreed to proceed with planning the reopening of the university's Ambleside campus subject to a detailed business case including disposal of surplus estate. The...
A Cumbria business advisor is calling on the Chancellor to use this month’s Budget to offer more support to established businesses, rather than focusing solely on start-ups. Colin Johnson, a...