thumbnailToyota announces £240m investment at Burnaston
March 16th, 2017
Toyota is to invest almost a quarter of a billion pounds in its UK operations.
thumbnailCall to improve services on crucial rail link
March 16th, 2017
Services on a crucial rail route linking Derby, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe are failing to keep up with rising demand, prompting a call for Government intervention to improve them.
thumbnailChancellor’s National Insurance contributions U-turn
March 15th, 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond has dropped his planned increase in National Insurance payments for the self-employed that was announced in the Budget last week.
thumbnailUnemployment 12-year low, latest figures show
March 15th, 2017
The number of people in work in the East Midlands region continues to rise, figures released this morning show.
thumbnailLorry load of eggs for worthy causes
March 14th, 2017
Hundreds of chocolate eggs will be donated to worthy causes by a Derbyshire company this Easter.
thumbnailHave your say on Government's airport strategy
March 14th, 2017
Chamber member Heathrow Airport is urging businesses to take part in the Government's draft Airports National Policy Statement consultation.
thumbnailMP praises apprentices on factory visit
March 14th, 2017
Erewash MP Maggie Throup praised young workers during a fact-finding visit to an Ilkeston firm to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
thumbnailFormer head of MI5 to speak at annual dinner
March 14th, 2017
A former head of MI5 will be one of the keynote speakers at the Chamber's annual dinner later this month.
thumbnailFirst proper Midlands Engine Strategy welcomed
March 9th, 2017
Reacting to the Midlands Engine Strategy announced this morning, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy at East Midlands Chamber*, said: “We welcome this first proper strategy for what the Midlands Engine – a concept launched almost two years ago ...
thumbnailChamber reaction to Budget
March 8th, 2017
Reacting to today’s Budget, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at East Midlands Chamber*, said: “It was a cautious budget, no rabbits out of the hat and some more details on things announced previously, but given the imminent triggering of Artic...