Archive by category Devolution

Midlands Engine revs up to bring more jobs and growth to the region

Midlands Engine revs up to bring more jobs and growth to the region

A new Midlands investment hub, overseas trade missions and extra government funding will see the Midlands Engine firing on all cylinders. Addressing business leaders and decision makers at the Midlands Engine Summit today (Monday 4 July), Business Minister Anna Soubry will announce further support to boost growth in the region and help the Midlands Engine […]

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Chancellor’s nod could trigger Devolution revolution for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Chancellor’s nod could trigger Devolution revolution for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Only ‘the nod’ from Chancellor George Osborne now stands between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire securing the biggest handover of powers from Government in generations. New laws received Royal Assent yesterday (28 January 2016) which could release “game-changing” investment in infrastructure, job creation, transport and skills. The UK currently has one of the most centralised systems of […]

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Devolution details published for the first time as Government urged to seal the deal

Devolution details published for the first time as Government urged to seal the deal

The “size of the prize” of devolution for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire has been set out publicly in detail for the first time, as the region’s draft deal is published today (Tuesday 5 January 2016). The deal document, which sets out the final negotiating position of the Council and business leaders behind the bid, was sent to Chancellor George […]

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Back the bid – businesses urged to support devolution revolution for East Midlands

Back the bid – businesses urged to support devolution revolution for East Midlands

Business and Council leaders have issued a rallying call to businesses to back a devolution deal for the East Midlands. Companies across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are being urged to get behind the campaign, with the local economy set to be the biggest beneficiary of the devolution revolution. Leading business figures and organisations, including East Midlands […]

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Business backing for devolution deal

Business backing for devolution deal

Senior business leaders have thrown their weight behind a ground-breaking devolution deal for the East Midlands. A team of nineteen local authorities and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership are in final negotiations with Government over a devolution deal which would drive co-ordinated economic growth across a combined area of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire. Businesses […]

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You devolve and we’ll deliver – Minister gets the message from Derbyshire and Notts Council Leaders

You devolve and we’ll deliver – Minister gets the message from Derbyshire and Notts Council Leaders

Senior Government officials were told that Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are ready, willing and able to deliver on devolution during a high-profile visit to the area today. Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Lord Heseltine was in the area to meet with the 19 Leaders of City, County, District and Borough […]

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Today is Devo Day in Nottingham

Today (March 25th 2015) has been declared Devo Day in Nottingham when awareness of how devolution can benefit the city will be raised. Devolving powers from Whitehall to local agencies will give local people and local businesses more influence over the things that make our economy grow and local lives better. A consortium of representatives […]

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