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Direct Coventry-Leicester rail service moves a step closer as part of £2 billion Midlands rail upgrade plans

Plans to reinstate direct rail services between Leicester and Coventry for the first time since 2004 form part of a £2 billion package of improvements...

Midlands Connect responds to HS2 review announcement

“HS2 must go ahead in full – scrapping it or de-scoping it would be a disaster for the Midlands” - Maria Machancoses, Midlands Connect Director...

Chancellor accelerates Brexit preparations for businesses

HMRC is making efforts to try to ensure businesses are ready to trade post-Brexit by automatically enrolling companies in an important customs system and doubling...

LLEP Energy Infrastucture Strategy features in LEP Network newsletter

The LEP Network, the over-arching organisation linking all Local Enterprise Partnerships, has featured Leicester and Leicestershire in its monthly newsletter. The piece focuses on our...

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Collaborate: How to Make your own Short Videos for your Business (Creative Industries)

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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