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East Midlands Chamber News

News from October 2010

28 October 2010

Single Market must be Europe’s number one priority

The European Commission must break down barriers to trade within the EU when it launches its Single Market Act (SMA) tomorrow, the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC) has said UK businesses want the SMA's 50 proposals to deliver a re
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26 October 2010

National Infrastructure Plan is crucial for business growth

Commenting on the publication of the Government's National Infrastructure Plan, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "It is refreshing to see the Prime Minister agreeing with business that infrastruc
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25 October 2010

Young men from Notts on shortlist to represent the UK

Two students from New College Nottingham (ncn) are undertaking intensive training ahead of squad selection for the international WorldSkills 2011 competition, after beating off competition from across the UK. Squad UK will be announced at the Association
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22 October 2010

Chamber Unveils New President

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has named Trent Barton Deputy Chairman Ian Morgan as its new President for 2010/11, taking up the role following a successful term from outgoing President Richard Wilkins.
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21 October 2010

Maternity Vote Will Cost Firms £106m-a-year

Local firms face an additional annual bill of almost £106m after MEPs voted through controversial maternity and paternity proposals, according to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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20 October 2010

Chamber Reacts To CSR Announcement

Reacting to today's Comprehensive Spending Review announcement by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber said: "The cuts announced today weren't as savage as expected and
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18 October 2010

Chamber launches YouTube News Channel

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has just launched a brand new video news service via its own channel on the online video sharing community YouTube,
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18 October 2010

Firms Identify Growth Barriers

The current state of the economy is the biggest single barrier to the creation of private sector jobs and growth, according to a new survey by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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18 October 2010

SCHOOL CHILDREN GET A HEALTHY EATING LESSON

Three schools in Clifton will be getting a lesson on healthy eating on 19th October from Ian Litchfield, Head Chef at the East Midlands Conference Centre. Ian will be launching a competition to year 6 children by asking them to design a healthy sandwich.
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13 October 2010

DNCC Reacts To Claimant Count Figures For September

Commenting on the labour market figures* published today by the Office for National Statistics, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "These figures are broadly in line with the findings of the Ch
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12 October 2010

Quarterly Economic Survey - Q3 2010

Nottinghamshire businesses out-performed their counterparts in Derbyshire in the UK sales market during the third quarter of the year, marking a reversal of fortunes for local firms.
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11 October 2010

Local Firms Meet Broxtowe MP

Government spending cuts, planning, Local Enterprise Partnerships and the widening of the A453 were just some of the issues that firms in Broxtowe raised with their new MP, Anna Soubry, at a recent business breakfast.
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11 October 2010

Industry experts join together for Construction conference

New College Nottingham (ncn) and the Nottinghamshire Construction Forum (NCF) are hosting their fourth annual Construction Conference at ncn Basford Hall, Stockhill Lane, on Thursday 21 October at 8.30am. The half-day event, entitled 'Inspiration, Innovat
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7 October 2010

Chamber urges BoE To Keep Rates Low

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has called on the Bank of England to keep interest rates low for as long as possible to provide economic stability in the wake of public spending cuts and January's hike in VAT.
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4 October 2010

A453 Delays Carry Massive Cost For Business

Traffic delays caused by congestion and road accidents on the A453 are costing small and medium-sized firms an annual average of almost £10,000 each, according to the results of a new business consultation on the issue.
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1 October 2010

Manufacturers Enjoy Mini-Boom

The manufacturing sector in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire looks set for revival following a sustained period of steady growth since the start of the year.
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1 October 2010

Business Braced For More Red Tape

Firms in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are bracing themselves for a fresh raft of employment red tape over the next three years, when a host of new legislation becomes law.
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1 October 2010

October 2010 Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist of new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business
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