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18 Feb

Public sector contracts probed in first Quarterly Economic Survey

The extent to which smaller firms are able to access public sector contracts is being probed in the first East Midlands Chamber* Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) of the year.

18 Feb

Business space available at at1.SPACE

Unique space available at1.SPACE Located on Triumph Road, NG7, next to the Nottingham University Jubilee Campus and the QMC hospital.

18 Feb

New facility will improve patient care by speeding up medical product development

Plans have been submitted for a new facility focusing on the commercialisation of medical devices and technologies, which is seeking major D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership funding.

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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