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East Midlands Chamber News

News from March 2012

30 March 2012

Chamber Joins Forces With eBusiness Club

A pioneering project which helps small businesses to make the most of new online and digital technology is set to launch its latest programme of initiatives with the support of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
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27 March 2012

Postage Increase Will Force Firms To Look Elsewhere

Commenting on today’s decision by Ofcom to lift its postage price controls from Royal Mail, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Ofcom’s decision to allow Royal Mail to set its own rates for pos
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27 March 2012

Reforms Will Restore Confidence In Planning System

Commenting on the Government’s decision to move ahead with crucial reforms to planning laws, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The draft National Planning Policy Framework announced today wil
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27 March 2012

Solicitors Announce Merger

Two legal firms, both more than 100-years-old, and based on the border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have joined forces.
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27 March 2012

An apprentice trained by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce’s training arm has been honoured by the British Chambers of Commerce as one of two UK “Star” Apprentices for 2012.
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21 March 2012

Commenting on today’s Budget announcement, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Chancellor George Osborne introduced this Budget as ‘unashamedly business friendly’ and whilst it was fiscally pru
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15 March 2012

Chamber Calls For Budget For Business

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has written to all MPs across the two counties ahead of next week’s Budget, urging them to back a House of Commons motion to cap the forthcoming Business Rates increase at 2%.
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14 March 2012

DNCC Comments On Latest Claimant Count Rise

Commenting on the unemployment figures for February 2012* published today by the ONS, George Cowcher, Chief Executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “We have again seen significant rises in the number of claimants across
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12 March 2012

Face-to-face business advice for Derbyshire

Derbyshire people looking for help with starting a business or dealing with business issues can once again receive one-to-one advice from an experienced business advisor through the Derbyshire Enterprise Agency.
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8 March 2012

MPC Holds Rates And QE Steady

Today’s decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to hold interest rates steady at 0.5% and maintain the size of the Quantitative Easing (QE) programme at £325bn was widely expected, according to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chambe
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5 March 2012

100-in-100 Apprenticeships 2012 Campaign Launch

Employers in Nottinghamshire are being urged to commit to taking on an apprentice in 2012. They can find out more about Apprenticeships and the benefits they bring to business at a special breakfast briefing event at Gedling Borough Council on Wednesday
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5 March 2012

Live Economic Debate on BBC Radio Derby

Businesses in Derbyshire are being invited to take part in a special interactive debate about the state of the local economy, which is being broadcast live on BBC Derby between 6pm and 7pm on 15 March, as part of the station's coverage of Budget 2012.
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2 March 2012

Stags Secure Field Mill Lease

Mansfield Town Football Club is delighted to announce that Chairman John Radford has finally resolved the long-standing dispute with Keith Haslam by gaining ownership of the club’s home, Field Mill.
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1 March 2012

D2N2’s Growing Places Fund Opens For Business

D2N2’s Growing Places Fund today (1 March 2012) opens for applications. Using £17.8m funding from Government, the D2N2 Growing Places Fund aims to kick start ‘stalled’ job creating developments through rapid investments in local infrastructure and tacklin
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