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Prime Minister addresses open letter to British businesses

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP, has today released an open letter to businesses, after securing a Brexit deal in principle with the European Union....

Accountancy firm acquires new Melton Mowbray offices

Melton Mowbray based TC Group (TC) is expanding into new offices and has extended its service base to include financial services (investments, protection and mortgages) and...

Brexit Readiness Workshop – information shared by DEFRA

Thank you to all those that attended the Brexit Readiness Workshop for the food and drink industry at Melton Borough Council yesterday. For those that...

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Oct
23

Get ready for Brexit – Leicester

  The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on the 31 October 2019 and…
Oct
24

Business Readiness – Final Checklist for VAT and Duty

  The Chamber believes all firms should be undertaking a Brexit ‘healthcheck’ not just those…
Oct
24

Business Readiness – Managing Contracts and IP

  What impact will Brexit have your business contracts and intellectual property? This free seminar…

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A few facts about employment in our area

60,000

higher education students attend the region's three universities

14.6%

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

41,000

people employed in professional, scientific or technical industries

68%

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

70.8%

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