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News from February 2011

28 February 2011

DNCC Legal Alert for March 2011

DNCC 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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22 February 2011

QES (Q1 2011) Now Live

Fieldwork for the Chamber's latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for Q1 2011 is now open and we need your views on current trading conditions.
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22 February 2011

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has written to all of its local MPs to lobby for their support to make a number of crucial amendments to Government's flagship Localism Bill.
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22 February 2011

Chamber Hits 100 Apprenticeships Target

Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated the Chamber, the Nottingham Post newspaper and the National Apprenticeship Service on helping to create 100 new apprenticeship placements in Nottinghamshire.
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18 February 2011

Warning For Firms After Corporate Manslaughter Conviction

Leading Nottingham-based telecommunications specialist the Abacus Business Consultancy issued a strong warning to businesses to take steps to protect their workforce, in the wake of the first conviction under new Corporate Manslaughter legislation.
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17 February 2011

More Export Growth Needed

The Arab states of Libya, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates continue to provide opportunities for local firms trading overseas in January, according to new figures from the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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10 February 2011

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voted to hold the UK's base rate of interest at its historic low of 0.5% for February and also maintain the current level of Quantitative Easing (QE) at £200bn.
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9 February 2011

DNCC Export Barometer Archive

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce produces a monthly "Export Barometer" for the two counties, which provides useful insight into which overseas markets are performing well. It calculates the actual value in sterling of exports processed b
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9 February 2011

£2000 Apprenticeship Grant for Employers

If you are a small business looking to take on an apprentice for the first time you could be eligible for a £2000 grant from the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS). The grant, which is only available until 14 March, is for small employers (0-49 employe
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5 February 2011

Sight Support Derbyshire – Vacancy for Treasurer

Sight Support Derbyshire is a long established society for the blind which has been offering services to support blind and visually impaired people in Derbyshire for nearly 100 years. We are the biggest provider of such services in Derbyshire and have con
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4 February 2011

Chamber Unveils Year for Growth Plan

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is calling for simpler, quicker planning decisions, better access to trade finance and measures to make it easier for firms to recruit and export as part of a campaign to make 2011 a year for business gro
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2 February 2011

Questmark Videoconferencing Event

Join Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce patrons Questmark and leading global telecomms provider Cisco at an event dedicated to demonstrating the benefits that video conferencing & tele-presence can bring to your business.
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