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East Midlands Chamber News

News from March 2018

29 March 2018

New Brexit checklist for business launched

Marking a year before the UK’s formal exit from the EU, the Chamber has launched a ‘Brexit checklist’ setting out the main issues firms need to be considering now to best position themselves to succeed in a post-Brexit environment.
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29 March 2018

Cancelling MML electrification was only about money

Cancelling electrification of the Midland Main Line was about saving money and had nothing to do with the advent or claimed efficiency of bi-mode trains, a report released by the National Audit Office confirmed this morning.
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20 March 2018

Success of D2 Business Starter Programme

Fifteen people have now successfully set up their own businesses after benefiting from advice and support on the D2 Business Starter Programme, run last year by enterprise agency Erewash Partnership.
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14 March 2018

Tourism boost for Peak District and Derbyshire

Around 50 travel industry buyers and journalists from the UK’s largest and most valuable overseas markets – including high spenders such as China and the Gulf countries – have been discovering the delights of the Peak District and Derbyshire.
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13 March 2018

Potholes not politics and broadband not Brexit

Reacting to the Spring Statement, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy at East Midlands Chamber*, said: “Mr Hammond talked about stability and stability is good. At least we didn’t have any half-baked initiatives that could harm business.”
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8 March 2018

Ambitious growth more important than Brexit

Addressing the BCC Annual Conference 2018 today, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, reminded Government that the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the UK business community, and country, are not related to ex
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1 March 2018

Chamber comment on snow disruption

Commenting on the disruption to business caused by the snow, Lucy Robinson, the Chamber's Director of Resources, said: “There is not much that businesses can do to mitigate the impact of severe weather, such as snow or floods. Snow happens every year but
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