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Workforce Information and Support

East Midlands Councils provides support to local authorities and member organisations on all aspects of recruiting, managing and developing people.  As the Regional Employers' Organisation for local government in the East Midlands, we help councils to inform and implement national HR strategies, conditions of service and legislation.  We provide HR advice and co-ordinate the collation and sharing of workforce intelligence, policies and practice through networks and virtual information exchanges.

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Learning and Development

EMC offers a broad range of learning and development support to local authorities in the East Midlands, specialising in coaching, action learning and the facilitation of practitioner exchange networks.  We have extensive experience and expertise in both virtual and on site event delivery, from large scale conferences to bespoke in-house workshops.

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Transport and Growth

East Midlands Councils provides support to councils on strategic transport and economic growth issues.  EMC hosts Transport for the East Midlands (TfEM) and the East Midlands HS2 Partnership.

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East Midlands Councils hosts the Strategic Migration Partnership for the East Midlands, one of twelve UK partnerships funded by the Home Office. The work of the Partnership focuses on; Asylum dispersal, Unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) co-ordination, Resettlement Schemes including ESOL co-ordination, Modern SlaveryNo recourse to Public Funds (NRPF), and European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS). The Migration Partnership also work on securing funding from external sources to undertake bespoke innovative projects to meet the demands of the above schemes.

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Councillor Information and Support

A comprehensive, value for money Councillor Development programme for member councils, including offering a range of workshops, policy updates, conferences and practitioner networks for Councillors to attend. We lead on the East Midlands Regional Councillor Development Charter, which promotes and encourages councils to develop, or build on, an effective strategy or approach to Councillor Learning and Development.

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Areas of expertise

Who we are and what we do

East Midlands Councils represents the interests of local councils to Government and national organisations. We support local councils to work together on key issues of common concern and provide local councils with advice and services on employment, training and development, housing, health, asylum and refugee resettlement, transport, economic growth and planning.

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Working in partnership

EMC provides support to local authorities to work collaboratively across a broad range of areas, through our political leadership, working with the MPs in the East Midlands and across a variety of policy and programme areas. 

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Political and business leaders call on government to avoid ‘station on the cheap’ and make final commitment to HS2

Political and business leaders from across the East Midlands have reacted angrily to proposals suggesting the region’s HS2 connection to Birmingham and the North could be drastically scaled back.

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New Plan for Immigration announced by Home Secretary

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The Home Secretary made a statement to Parliament on 24 March, setting out the New Plan for Immigration. The Home Office would like to hear a wide range of views and perspectives, from stakeholders and members of the public. A consultation is being undertaken on behalf of the UK Government by independent insight consultancy, BritainThinks. The consultation will run for 6 weeks from 24 March 2021. Throughout this period, the online questionnaire will remain open for anyone else who wishes to participate. For more information on the consultation please visit here.

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COVID-19 Advice & Support

The evolving COVID-19 situation presents significant challenges and changes to normal working practices and service delivery.  These are dedicated pages to information from EMC and partners in response to Covid-19.

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