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Economic Support Measures - Covid

Budget announced £30 billion package of support.  On 17th March, support to individuals and businesses was extended, including package of £330 billion of government-backed and guaranteed loans – equivalent to 15% of GDP.  The measures announced to date are likely to be...


HS2 critical to our economic future - But local impacts must be addressed

Local Leaders have reaffirmed support for HS2 in the East Midlands, but stressed the importance of making sure that local people affected by the route are dealt with fairly.

Planning for Economic Growth - Part of the CPD Programmes for Planners and Councillors

Event (multiple dates) - ‘Planning for Economic Growth’ Thursday 1 December 2016 This is a combined event with the Continuing Professional Development Programme for Planners, it will be an opportunity for Local Authority Planners and Councillors to learn together about the role of...

Climate Change - Community Engagement (EMC and LGA Workshop for Councillors)

Event (multiple dates) - East Midlands Councils and the LGA, working in partnership are offering a series of virtual interactive workshops for Councillors on Climate Change. Programme information for the event The programme for this event is available from this link - EMC and LGA Community...



This page contains information on COVID-19 in relation to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the East Midlands, as well as those working with and supporting them. Please be advised that this is not a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information, however EMSMP team are...


£235m vision for future of East Midland economy unveiled as region comes together to fight back post-Covid

Midlands Engine Chairman Sir John Peace will today (28.10.20) announce the vision for the area and the proposed corporation .  The East Midlands is planning an historic fightback from the economic impact of Covid-19 with a bold new vision to grow the economy. Councils, businesses, local...


Transport and Growth

On the 6 July 2010 the Secretary of State revoked the Regional Strategy for the East Midlands, which comprised the Regional Spatial Strategy (2009) and the Regional Economic Strategy (2006). In line with CLG advice, EMC will ensure that data and evidence that was produced for the RSS remains...


EMC Policy Briefings

EMC's Policy Briefings are a short summary of the week’s key policy announcements which impact on the East Midlands, along with details of EMC events and activity. Latest EMC Policy Briefing EMC Policy Brief - 21 August 2020 This week’s Briefing includes updates...


Economic Development

A key focus of EMC's Business Plan and activity is on supporting economic growth. This is done through a wide range of activities around the planning, economic development and European agendas.


East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy

The East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy was published in September 2017 and sets out ambitious proposals to use HS2 connectivity create an additional 74,000 jobs and £4 billion of GVA by 2043 (10 years after HS2 Phase 2b is planned to be operational).   Development of the...