does it mean for your business?
Devolution offers potentially the
biggest change to the way local decisions are made in a long time and it could
make a massive difference to you and your business.
note explains why you should care and how you can help Nottinghamshire and
Derbyshire secure a devolution deal that will help the area stand alongside the
other half of the #MidlandsEngine and the Northern Powerhouse.
Please use this briefing when talking to others about devolution and to
spread the message through your own networks. The more momentum we can
generate, the greater the chance that we can get a deal sooner rather than
This email is sent on behalf of
the East Midlands Devolution Deal Core Group which is negotiating with
Government for a deal alongside business partners and the D2N2 Local Enterprise
Thank you for your support.
The East Midlands Devolution
Deal Core Group
Deals have been announced for areas up and down the country and the areas which
have them are already beginning to reap the benefits.
have highlighted how Devolution will lead to faster and better decision-making,
which will create growth and more jobs.
Midlands cannot afford to be left behind.
That is why all
19 local authorities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have been working
towards securing a Devolution Deal for the East Midlands; with the help of
business partners, and business organisations such as the East Midlands Chamber
and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
said that deal will be the next one to be announced.
difference will it make to your business?
As a business,
you need a workforce with the right skills, the ability to move your goods
around without congestion and delays, decent places for your workforce to live
and the ability to get hold of cash to help you grow.
All of the
powers that can influence these key drivers are included in the East Midlands
for the East Midlands
Powerhouse is already firmly established and some of the areas within it have
also secured Devolution Deals, as has the West Midlands.
An East Midlands
deal would help to level the playing field for our area and make us a key
player within the Midlands Engine for Growth. It would put us back in the fast
happen if we don't get a Devolution deal?
outlined above wont materialise. That would see us lagging behind other areas
in the UK.The East Midlands would be perceived as lacking both ambition and the
ability to compete and deliver the conditions for business to flourish.
What can you
do to help?
Securing an East
Midlands Devolution Deal is a complex process which has involved 19 local
authorities working together along with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
and other business bodies.
We need everyone
to get involved in backing the region and the deal.
Speak to your MP
and make sure that they are backing the region.
is critical in creating the momentum that will help us secure a Devolution Deal
for the East Midlands.