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East Midlands Chamber News

News from May 2007

16 May 2007

Small Business Forum

Small Business Forum must be more than a PR exercise. A new group bringing together small business and the UK's main business representation bodies in discussions with ministers, must be more than ‘tick box’ PR excercise for the Government, says Derbyshir
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16 May 2007

Slowdown

New forecast predicts sharp slowdown Business growth faces a sharp slowdown says Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber, blaming the cumulative effect of four increases in the Bank Rate since August.The British Chambers of Commerce May Quarterly Economic
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16 May 2007

Chamber Training Open Day

Open days could be the start to better career prospects Youngsters looking to improve their career prospects are being given the chance to discover how apprenticeships could lead them to better things, with help from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber
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16 May 2007

Minimum Wage

Chamber backs minimum wage clampdownDerbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber has backed the Government's announcement that it will clamp down on firms who do not pay the minimum wage.Chamber president David Merifield said: We fully support the Government's
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16 May 2007

Rail Freight

Rail freight must be a priority in cutting emissionsRail freight must be recognised as a vital mechanism for the freight industry to cut carbon emissions and improve efficiency, says Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber (DNCC).It claims that rail freigh
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16 May 2007

Interest Rates

Rise to 5.5% is enoughThe interest rate rise to 5.5% is enough, says Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber, amid concerns that further rises could produce monetary overkill.It is ten years since the power to set interest rates was taken from the hands of
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