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Quick response for donations to #ppe4nhs campaign

The LLEP is delighted to report that our partners at Leicester College have responded quickly to the government’s call and local #ppe4nhs campaign to donate...

Innovate UK to invest £20m in innovation to benefit communities following coronavirus

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to...

City gets £85million package of help for businesses

Originally published at on Thursday, April 2, 2020 BUSINESSES in Leicester which are struggling due to loss of trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic...

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A few facts about employment in our area


higher education students attend the region's three universities


of the population of Leicester is aged 18-24 (against a national average of 8.7%)


people employed in professional, scientific or technical industries


of the population of Leicester is of working age (against a national average of 62.8%)


employee growth in the professional, scientific and technical sectors 2011-2017 - an increase of 17,000 workers