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East Midlands Chamber News

News from March 2009

30 March 2009

Ladies – have you excelled?

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber is launching a new awards scheme to recognise business women in the two counties who have excelled themselves - and it's not just commercial acumen that will be rewarded.
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27 March 2009

BCC Monthly Business Survey

BCC's Monthly Business Survey is even more important during the economic downturn to establish answers to questions that arise concerning the business environment.
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25 March 2009

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) Code of Practise

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) are launching a consultation on their code of practice. The British Chambers of Commerce are going to use our response to communicate to the PRS the bad experiences of many of our members and to lobby for a change in th
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24 March 2009

Deflation claims mask fear of job losses and tax rises

The claim that people have stopped spending because they are waiting for prices to drop due to potential deflation masks the real lack of confidence among consumers concerned about job security and potential tax rises in the pipeline.
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23 March 2009

Breakfast appointment for Ken Clarke

Kenneth Clarke, MP for Rushcliffe and the Tory shadow business minister, is to meet with business leaders over an informal breakfast hosted by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber.
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18 March 2009

How nine common online mistakes are killing businesses

This year alone, thousands of struggling businesses, especially small businesses, will run into greater difficulty and many will fail completely and sadly, cease trading altogether. What's an even bigger tragedy is that in many of these cases, 'shutting u
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17 March 2009

Crime forum's new head promises action

A Mansfield businesswoman is the new head of the East Midlands Regional Business Crime Forum, and she is warning that theft and vandalism at company premises are likely to grow as the recession bites.
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16 March 2009

Top ten tips for exporters

An international trade expert is warning exporters that current economic conditions present both opportunity and risk - and has produced a top ten tips list to help them get it right.
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10 March 2009

Chamber welcomes pledge on rate relief

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber has welcomed the announcement by the Conservative Party that it would reduce the paperwork facing firms claiming small business rate relief.
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9 March 2009

Occupational Performance and Standards - Quick Poll

All employers across the UK want their employees to perform competently in the workplace. All employers recognise that performance of the workforce has a direct bearing on the productivity and competitiveness of a business.
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9 March 2009

Business Rates Supplements: A consultation

The Business Rate Supplement Bill is currently going through Parliament, and proposes that all English upper-tier local authorities have new powers to levy a supplement on the national business rate.
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9 March 2009

First sponsor for Business Awards Nottinghamshire

Corporate College, which provides bespoke training solutions to more than 950 employers, is the first organisation to renew its support for this year's Business Awards Nottinghamshire, organised by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber.
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9 March 2009

Last chance Budget to lift the economy

Next month's Budget will be the Government's last chance to lift the economy, say local business leaders, in the light of a new economic forecast predicting national unemployment of over 10 per cent and a worse recession than the 1990s.
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9 March 2009

Reaching for the Stars

NEWS RELEASE Three Health & Social Care students from New College Nottingham (ncn) have been awarded Star Units to reward them for their commitment and dedication to achieving excellence in their learning.
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5 March 2009

emda announces £5m loan fund to help businesses

A new fund, known as the East Midlands Transition Loan Fund (TLF) is making £5m available to businesses across the region. This will help to address some of the problems that businesses are currently facing in obtaining credit through banks and other trad
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5 March 2009

Change Track online petition is now live

An online petition has been launched on the Downing Street website calling on the Government to award a £7.5bn UK rail contract to Bombardier as part of the Evening Telegraph's "Change Track" campaign.
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4 March 2009

Crime Scene Investigation at ncn

A mock crime scene investigation (CSI) has taken place at New College Nottingham (ncn) as part of a practical assessment for students on the BTEC Forensic Science course.
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3 March 2009

End of the line for interest rates

An interest rate cut by the Bank of England on Thursday (March 5th) is unlikely to have much impact and alternative measures to stimulate the economy are vital, say business leaders.
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