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East Midlands Chamber News

News from June 2017

22 June 2017

HSBC Launches £500m Fund to Support East Midlands SMEs

HSBC has launched a £500 million lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire, as part of a broader commitment to helping British businesses realise their ambitions for growth.
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16 June 2017

Bank edges closer to raising interest rates

The Bank of England has edged closer to raising interest rates as a deeper split emerged among its committee of policymakers, with three out of eight voting for an immediate rise to keep inflation in check, the Guardian has reported.
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14 June 2017

Regional unemployment just 4.1%

The unemployment rate in the East Midlands stands at 4.1%, better than the national figure of 4.6%, according to data released this morning by the Office of National Statistics.
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9 June 2017

Chamber reaction to hung Parliament

Commenting on this morning's news that Britain has a hung Parliament, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at the Chamber, said: "Business in the East Midlands has been doing its best to carry on doing what it does so well – creating jobs and wealth - despite t
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7 June 2017

The most important vote for a generation

The General Election tomorrow will be one of the most important opportunities for a generation to shape Britain’s future, according to Geoff Poyzer, President at East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire).
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