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  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Chief Officers' Pay Agreement 2018-20
    Agreement has now been reached on pay awards applicable from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019. Chf Officer Pay 2018-20 12Jul18 The individual basic salaries1 of all officers within scope of the JNC for Chief Officers of Local Authorities should be increased by 2.0% with effect from 1 April 2018 and 2.0% with effect […]
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Cash Boost for HS2 Growth Ambitions
    NEWS Release from East Midlands Councils & D2N2 Local Leaders have welcomed today’s announcement from the Department for Transport of an additional £1.8 million to help take forward local plans to make the most of HS2 in the East Midlands.  The East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy published in September 2017 sets...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: EMC HR Bulletin, June 2018 Edition
    Please find below the latest edition of the EMC HR Bulletin.  EMC HR Bulletin June 2018 This month’s bulletin covers:- Facility Time Reporting Guidance. A summary of the events in the region over the coming months that will be of particular interest to the HR community, such as our Annual PA Conference and Managing...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Revised Pay Offer for Chief Officers & Chief Executives
    Today the National Employers made a revised pay offer to Chief Executives and Chief Officers. The revised offers are attached below. Representatives of Chief Executives have accepted the offer and a circular will be issued soon to confirm the agreement.  Representatives of Chief Officers are yet to respond.  Chf Officer Pay...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: Let's make the most of the new East Midlands Rail Franchise!
    Transport for the East Midlands (TfEM) has welcomed today’s publication of the Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the new East Midlands Rail Franchise as an opportunity to transform rail services across the region. The ITT will provide the framework against which three companies (Abellio, Arriva Rail and Stagecoach) will make...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: EMC HR Bulletin, May 2018 Edition
    Please find below the latest edition of the EMC HR Bulletin. EMC HR Bulletin May 2018   This month’s bulletin covers:- Information and support on pay and rewards, with particular reference to implementing the new national pay spine. A summary of the events in the region over the coming months that will be of...
  • East Midlands Council Feeds: EMC HR Bulletin, April 2018 Edition
    EMC HR Bulletin April 2018 Please find attached the latest edition of the EMC HR Bulletin. This month’s bulletin covers:- The improved on-line pay benchmarking database, epaycheck. A summary of the events taking place that will be of interest to the HR community, including our Coaching Conference in July and a national HR...

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  • La Tomatina Festa Buñol
    Having really enjoyed the last few fiestas, we decided we would go to Buñol for the tomato fiesta La Tomatina. No-one knows for sure how this fiesta started and there are many stories, from two men starting a food fight in a restaurant that spilled out onto the streets, to a local housewife attacking the […]
  • The Jumilla Wine Fiesta -La Vendimia de Vino
    The small inland town of Jumilla is an important focal point for the major wine producing industry in the area and this annual event where hundreds of litres of free wine is given away is a thank you from all the bodegas and commercial vineyards. Last nights fiesta has to be one of the craziest […]
  • How to make Chicken and Rabbit Paella
    The original paella valenciana probably dates to the early 1800s and the earliest kinds of paella were products of purely available local ingredients. Today paella is made in every region of Spain, using just about any kind of ingredient that goes well with rice. In our area of inland Costa Blanca, the most widely accepted […]
  • The Farmer and The Donkey- A Moral Story
    One day a farmer’s donkey fell down a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to work out how to get it out. Finally, he decided the animal was old and as the well needed to be covered up, it just wasn’t worth trying to retrieve the donkey. He asked all […]
  • Spontaneous Spanish Smileys
    You may or may not have heard of Spontaneous Smiley, a project created by photographer Ruth Kaiser in which anyone can share photos of smiley faces they see in everyday objects. On a day out around Alicante we found a few of these smileys hidden in various buildings along the way. Maybe now you’ll spot some too!
  • The Use of Olive Oil in your Beauty Treatments
    The olive tree has been cultivated for more than 3000 years and much of the crop is used to  make oil for cooking Now you can learn the secrets of olive oil that have made it such a favorite with Mediterranean beauties who have relied on it to help maintain good heath, a fresh dewy […]

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The East Midlands Regional Assembly has met for the last time before being abolished.

The assembly, which had its final meeting on Friday, includes MEPs, business representatives, and local politicians nominated from councils.

It was launched in Leicester in 1998, but is now being scrapped along with seven other assemblies in England. BBC

  • Levels of Public Investment in the East Midlands
    EMC has summarised the latest regional public expenditure analysis published by HM Treasury on 18th July.  It confirms the region is continuing to lose out in terms of public investment.  Of particular concern are the comparably low levels of infrastructure and economic development funding – with an obvious implication for...
  • Chief Officers' Pay Agreement 2018-20
    Agreement has now been reached on pay awards applicable from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019. Chf Officer Pay 2018-20 12Jul18 The individual basic salaries1 of all officers within scope of the JNC for Chief Officers of Local Authorities should be increased by 2.0% with effect from 1 April 2018 and 2.0% with effect […]
  • Cash Boost for HS2 Growth Ambitions
    NEWS Release from East Midlands Councils & D2N2 Local Leaders have welcomed today’s announcement from the Department for Transport of an additional £1.8 million to help take forward local plans to make the most of HS2 in the East Midlands.  The East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy published in September 2017 sets...
  • EMC HR Bulletin, June 2018 Edition
    Please find below the latest edition of the EMC HR Bulletin.  EMC HR Bulletin June 2018 This month’s bulletin covers:- Facility Time Reporting Guidance. A summary of the events in the region over the coming months that will be of particular interest to the HR community, such as our Annual PA Conference and Managing...
  • Revised Pay Offer for Chief Officers & Chief Executives
    Today the National Employers made a revised pay offer to Chief Executives and Chief Officers. The revised offers are attached below. Representatives of Chief Executives have accepted the offer and a circular will be issued soon to confirm the agreement.  Representatives of Chief Officers are yet to respond.  Chf Officer Pay...
  • Let's make the most of the new East Midlands Rail Franchise!
    Transport for the East Midlands (TfEM) has welcomed today’s publication of the Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the new East Midlands Rail Franchise as an opportunity to transform rail services across the region. The ITT will provide the framework against which three companies (Abellio, Arriva Rail and Stagecoach) will make...
  • EMC HR Bulletin, May 2018 Edition
    Please find below the latest edition of the EMC HR Bulletin. EMC HR Bulletin May 2018   This month’s bulletin covers:- Information and support on pay and rewards, with particular reference to implementing the new national pay spine. A summary of the events in the region over the coming months that will be of...
  • EMC HR Bulletin, April 2018 Edition
    EMC HR Bulletin April 2018 Please find attached the latest edition of the EMC HR Bulletin. This month’s bulletin covers:- The improved on-line pay benchmarking database, epaycheck. A summary of the events taking place that will be of interest to the HR community, including our Coaching Conference in July and a national HR...
  • EMC HR Bulletin - March 2018 edition
    The latest edition of the EMC HR Bulletin is now available from attached and via the link below.  This month’s editions covers; Survey Results - Redundancy Pay LGA Consultation on Workforce Priorities Pay Negotiations Update Managing Performance workshops Employment Law expert Darren Newman’s article focuses on...
  • Asylum, Refugee Resettlement and Modern Slavery Summit, 20 March
    The programme for the Asylum, Refugee Resettlement and Modern Slavery is now available from the link below. Already a large number of people have booked to attend, but places are still available. The Summit will include a presentation from Kevin Hyland OBE, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. For more information and to book a place...