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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

  • East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy - Emerging Strategy: Fast Track to Growth
    East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy - Emerging Strategy: Fast Track to Growth EMC and D2N2 have published a document which sets out our initial plans to use HS2 in the East Midlands to create an extra 74,000 jobs and generate an additional £4 billion of GVA by 2042. The document represents work in progress. Our […]
  • Update: Further reforms to exit payments - Government consultation response
    The Government has issued its response to its consultation on further reforms to exit payments, which are in addition to the £95,000 cap on exit payments and the recovery provisions for those earnings £80,000 or more. Below is a summary of the main points from the Government’s response and the next steps that we envisage...
  • Midland Main Line: We must continue to invest in success!
    After being paused last year, the project to upgrade and electrification of the Midland Main Line is now well underway – but still far from complete. Council and business leaders have called for the current momentum to be maintained in the run up the new Chancellor’s first Autumn Statement to ensure this important...
  • Update: Cap on Exit Payment and Recovery Regulations
    Government has provided us with the following update on the exit payments cap and the recovery regulations. 1)         There will be a further consultation this autumn on regulations for the £95,000 exit payments cap, so they will not be in force in October as originally anticipated. Following...
  • HS2: Taking the Fast Track to Growth
    New research to be published shortly suggests that HS2 could create an additional 74,000 jobs in the East Midlands and give a £4 billion boost to our economy – if the Government’s proposals for HS2 are fully implemented.     The research is a key piece of evidence that will support an ‘East...
  • The LA Challenge Returns
    On 24 November at Donington Race Track the first East Midlands LA Challenge event will take part. It is a team competition in which authorities across the region can pit their skills against each other for the chance to be crowned Best Team - experiencing the types of challenges currently facing the sector through a […]
  • EMC HR Bulletin, August 2016 Edition
    The latest version of the EMC HR Bulletin for August is now available, giving you a round-up of all the latest information of HR developments within the region and nationally.  This month some significant proposals have been launched for consultation on issues such as apprenticeships, taxation of salary sacrifice schemes, and...
  • EMC HR Bulletin, July 2016 Edition
    Please find attached below July's edition of our HR Bulletin, giving you a round-up of all the latest information of HR developments within the region and nationally.  This month, we provide sickness absence benchmarking information for 2015-16.  The article from employment law expert Darren Newman gives an analysis of the...
  • Statement from East Midlands Councils on Home Affairs Committee Report on Migration
    Responding to the Home Affairs Select Committee Report on Migration that suggests councils need to do more to support Syrian refugee families, East Midlands Councils said: "The data in the report is inaccurate as well as out of date. It is unfortunate that the Home Affairs Committee did not contact the East Midlands Strategic Migration...
  • English and Scottish Council Leaders unite to press for HS2 Eastern Leg
    A report published today by HS2 East highlights the economic importance to both England and Scotland of pressing ahead with the Eastern leg of HS2 – in full and to the fastest possible timescales. The report shows how the proposed Eastern leg, which runs from Birmingham through the East Midlands and Sheffield to Leeds, could […]