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Nottingham poised for a strong post-Covid recovery

Nottingham poised for a strong post-Covid recovery

Nottingham is well placed to bounce back from the impact of Covid, as it boasts a number of strengths that a new national report says are needed for an effective recovery. Research and policy institute Centre for Cities has published a report into the effect the pandemic has had on the UK’s Core Cities, including […]

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Nottingham City Council urges Government to stand by its commitment to HS2

Nottingham City Council urges Government to stand by its commitment to HS2

Nottingham City Council is calling on the Government to fulfil its commitment to delivering the Eastern Leg of HS2 in full following the publication of a report today (Tuesday 15 December). The National Infrastructure Commission’s National Rail Assessment (NRA) includes proposals to scrap the full Eastern leg of HS2 and Toton hub, and to terminate […]

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The D2N2 Skills Access Hub will unlock training potential for local businesses

The D2N2 Skills Access Hub will unlock training potential for local businesses

In Nottingham and across the East Midlands region, the outbreak of Coronavirus has had a significant economic impact – especially on those who are now unemployed, and those who own or work for local small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Working alongside Nottingham City Council’s established Nottingham Jobs service and partners in the D2N2 Growth Hub, […]

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Council calls for more Government support for Nottingham businesses after COVID restrictions tightened

Council calls for more Government support for Nottingham businesses after COVID restrictions tightened

Businesses in Nottingham urgently need more financial support from the Government after it put the city and county into the High Alert, Level 2 category for coronavirus restrictions. One of the new restrictions is that different households can no longer mix anywhere indoors including shops, pubs, bars and restaurants. City Council Leader, Councillor David Mellen, […]

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Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

A new community initiative is being championed that enables charities and small businesses to swap services and support each other during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. It is a partnership between Business & IP Centre Nottingham (part of the Nottingham City Council Library Services) and the Nottingham CVS. The Notts Swap Shop, which launched on […]

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Next chapter for Nottingham’s Central Library

Next chapter for Nottingham’s Central Library

While the progression for the new Central Library continues at pace as part of the new Broadmarsh Car Park, Bus Station and retail development, a decision has been made to not re-open the Nottingham Central Library at its current location on Angel Row, since its closure on Friday 20 March following the COVID-19 lockdown.  The […]

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Over £2.5m of discretionary grants paid to local businesses as second round opens

Over £2.5m of discretionary grants paid to local businesses as second round opens

Over 300 businesses have received a discretionary business support grant from Nottingham City Council to support small businesses in the city. Grants of £2,500, £5,000 and £10,000 have been paid out by the Nottingham City Council Economic Recovery Unit to eligible businesses, such as those in shared or flexible workspaces, market and street traders, charities […]

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Ongoing Government support needed to prevent “spiral of decline” for retail and hospitality businesses

Ongoing Government support needed to prevent “spiral of decline” for retail and hospitality businesses

Government must continue to support small retail businesses over the coming months or risk a “spiral of decline” in our town and city centres according to Councillor Sam Webster, Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Finance. Non-essential shops in Nottingham and the rest of the Country are able to reopen on 15th June following weeks […]

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