The East Midlands economy is in line for a boost next week thanks the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Politicians will meet this afternoon at an open debate to discuss whether Nottingham should have an elected Mayor.
The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has written to MPs urging them to back a motion to cap Business Rates at 2%.
Businesses and unions are calling for government intervention to protect industries from gas shortages.
The British Chamber of Commerce, the TUC and the British Ceramic Confederation are claiming that gas shortages are harming jobs and investment.
Dr Adam Marshall, British Chamber of Commerce, said: "Large-scale investment in plant is often dependent on stability and having confidence in the future. How can these industries be expected to create jobs and wealth if there are serious concerns about the fuel on which they depend?"
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group have welcomed the Chancellor's decision to cut the top rate of income tax and corporation tax as a recipe for growth and job creation in the region.