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17 Oct

Latest employment figures confirm robust regional economy

Employment in the East Midlands continues to evidence a robust regional economy according to figures released this morning.

17 Oct

Shell Springboard: Calling all low-carbon SME's

The application window for Shell Springboard is now open and will close at 10am on Monday, 29th October.

15 Oct

Search has started for the year's most enterprising women

The annual quest to find the region’s most successful and inspirational businesswomen has begun.

Skills-based immigration policy should ease employers’ concerns

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announced plans for a skills-based immigration policy post-Brexit will go some way to easing employers concerns, says East Midlands Chamber*.

Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at the Chamber, said: “One of the big fears throughout the Brexit process has been that Britain could lose easy access to skilled workers from the EU. Although we are still awaiting the detailed report, we are sure our members will broadly welcome news that immigration post-Brexit will be skills based.

“The test will be whether the new rules will let businesses access skills and talent quickly and easily. Many firms will still be worried about the potential for increased red tape and bureaucracy for job applicants.

“Government must work with business on a phased approach to change so that companies of all sizes and across all sectors can continue to recruit and invest with confidence.”

*East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)


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