Thursday 15 November 2018

Policy and Influencing

In challenging times Councils need to work together to achieve better results and East Midlands Councils provides the opportunity for this collaboration to take place. East Midlands Councils is the consultative forum for local authorities in the East Midlands, representing the interests of local councils to Government and national organisations.

HR Policy - Pay and Rewards

East Midlands Councils represents the collective interests of local councils to national organisations and government.  We provide a communications link between the national employers, Local Government Employers, and authorities within the region.

Transport and Infrastructure

Research has clearly shown that the region is losing out in terms of funding to support housing, economic growth and wider infrastructure.  At the same time, there are a number of policy issues that have a significant impact upon councils in the East Midlands.

  • Midland Mainline upgrade and electrification
  • ‘Investing in Opportunity’; putting the case for greater infrastructure investment in the East Midlands

For further information about East Midlands Councils work on transport and infrastructure visit

High Speed Rail

Although controversial, the development of HS2 in the East Midlands will have significant impacts on housing markets, travel and journey to work patterns.  Given the economic strengths of the East Midlands in transport engineering and construction, HS2 also represents a major business opportunity for local companies.

For further information about East Midlands Councils work on HS2 visit

Planning and Housing

East Midlands Councils is working to support Local Authorities' enabling role and to co-ordinate action on affordable housing.  For details of our work on Housing and Planning visit and

Welfare Reform

For details of our work and support for local authorities with the Welfare Reform changes please visit

Working with East Midlands MPs

To establish a better collective approach, East Midlands Councils now provides the scretariat role for the East Midlands All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), chaired jointly by Chris Easton-Harris (Con, Daventry) and Jon Ashworth (Lab, Leicester South).

For further information about the work of the East Midlands APPG please visit