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News from December 2008

22 December 2008

DNCC Lobbying Achievements in 2008

In 2008, the DNCC Board added business support, taxation and regulation to the key lobbying themes of transport; skills and business crime. Below is a summary of the actions taken and lobbying successes during 2008:
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22 December 2008

Lobbying Priorities for 2009

Assisting businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire cope with the current economic storm will be the Chamber's highest priority through the year. This will involve:-
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17 December 2008

Rate cutting will continue in spite of falling inflation

Interest rates are likely to fall still further even though the latest figures show the inflation rate (Consumer Prices Index) fell to 4.1 per cent last month from 4.5 per cent - but rates cuts are not enough on their own to help the economy.
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16 December 2008

Chamber says 'cheers' for the pint

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber has welcomed news that the future of the good old British pint of beer and the mile appear to have been secured.
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16 December 2008

Maths Students Add Up to Victory

ncn High Pavement Sixth Form College maths students scooped five Gold awards, five Silver awards and ten Bronze awards in the national United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Senior Maths Challenge in December.
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16 December 2008

Win a weekend @ Ramada Encore Derby

To be in with a chance to win a weekend away for two people, including two nights accomodation with breakfast and dinner on the evening of your choice plus discount vouchers for Westfield Shopping Centre, please send the following details:
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10 December 2008

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES AND GIVE YOUR TEAM A BOOST

Join us at Center Parcs for Fantastic Team Building Activities, during November to February - we have amazing special offers at Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire on the following activities. (Only Available Monday or Friday).
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5 December 2008

ncn celebrates Ofsted success

Staff and governors at New College Nottingham (ncn) are celebrating the publication of their Ofsted report following the College's inspection process in October.
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5 December 2008

Crimestoppers in Derbyshire hits 200!

Crimestoppers information from the Derbyshire public has led to the arrest of 200 criminals so far this year. Working closely with the Derbyshire Constabulary, the intelligence received via the 0800 555 111 telephone number has proved vital in the fight a
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2 December 2008

Making connections in Mansfield

Business operators are invited to meet and make contacts at an informal buffet lunch being organised by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber on Tuesday, December 16th.
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1 December 2008

Further steep rates cut is necessary

Business leaders are backing a further sharp cut in interest rates believed to be under consideration by Bank of England ahead of its announcement on Thursday (December 4th).
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