Business owners are being invited to give their views to help shape South Lakeland District Council's economic support strategies and inform its plans and policies.

The Economy and Culture team at SLDC has launched its annual South Lakeland Business Survey for 2020 and is urging members of the business community to take part.

The survey is undertaken annually to provide an up-to-date local assessment of business needs over the next 12 months – but takes on even more importance than usual as SLDC aims to support economic recovery while the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

The survey of the more than 4,600 businesses on the council’s business rates database runs until January 15 next year. Emails with a link to the survey will be sent to as many businesses as possible, with paper copies sent to the rest.