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East Midlands Chamber News

News from November 2017

30 November 2017

Connectivity is key to improving productivity

Businesses and regional bodies in the East Midlands say improved connectivity will drive productivity growth across much of the UK and help close to the gap between the best and worst performing regions, according to a new study published by HS2 Ltd today
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28 November 2017

£25m order for JCB

One of the UK’s leading national plant hire companies has placed a £25m order, the firm's biggest ever, with JCB.
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28 November 2017

Education Secretary’s fact-finding visit to college

The Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, met young people learning vocational skills and spoke to business chiefs about reforms to technical education as part of a fact-finding mission to West Nottinghamshire College.
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22 November 2017

Chamber reaction to today’s Budget

Reacting to today’s Budget, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy at the Chamber, said it held “no game-changers” but “a number of smaller announcements that will please some people”.
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14 November 2017

Old £10 note to disappear next year

The Bank of England has announced that the old paper £10 notes, featuring naturalist Charles Darwin, will cease to be legal tender at 11.59pm on 1 March 2018.
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2 November 2017

Chamber reacts to interest rates rise

Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy at the Chamber, said: “Our preferred outcome was for a further period of monetary stability, with interest rates retained at
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