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Stuart Cottee of Deloitte: Changes in the Budget will be welcomed by business leaders

In his final Budget before the election, The Chancellor delivered a package of measures he hopes will support business and employment as he prepares …

The Journal Business Supplements - Budget 2015

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North East still lagging behind

Arguably the biggest economic news for the North East yesterday did not come in Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget.<p>The latest unemployment figures …

Newcastle-based firm British Engines announce small number of jobs at risk of redundancy

Long term investment plans at North East engineering giant British Engines remain firmly in place despite the business considering a number of job …

Chancellor backs North Sea gas and oil but is criticised for failing to tackle infrastructure

George Osborne has used his last Budget before the election to protect the North Sea oil and gas industry with £1.3bn tax cuts and support.<p>The …

North offshore industry welcomes Chancellor's rescue package for oil and gas

A £1.3bn support package for the beleagured oil and gas industry has been welcomed in the North East.<p>The offshore industry supports more than 50,000 …

North Sea energy sector sweating on the Budget

Today's Budget is crucial to the future of the North Sea, and the offshore industry is preparing itself for the challenges that lie ahead as last …

North Sea

'North East is an asset, help us grow', NECC urges George Osborne ahead of Budget

The final Budget before the General Election must empower the region, deliver greater controls over transport and drive housebuilding, says the North …

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Plummeting exploration is threatening the future of North Sea oil

Last year was a new record for investment in the North Sea with some £14.8bn spent on new field developments and further £9.6bn spent on running …

Property expert says 2015 signals positive year for region's house prices

A leading North East property expert is predicting house prices in the region could rise by as much as 10% in 2015.<p>Ajay Jagota of sales and lettings …

Housing

Budget 2015: Newcastle's Science Central to receive £10 million in funding

A North university has received a £10 million shot in the arm as announced in Wednesday’s Budget.<p>The government sum was granted to Newcastle …

Budget 2015 RECAP: Build-up and reaction across Newcastle and the North East

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North East jobless rate goes down but so do wages, latest figures show

The unemployment rate has fallen in the North East to 7.8% as the Government boasted the region had more people in work than ever before.<p>But the …

Help for North East industry in Chancellor's final Budget before election

North East businesses are to receive a boost in the Chancellor’s Budget statement with help for the bio-technology, energy and tourism sectors.<p>Mr …

Budget 2015: Five things we learnt from George Osborne's sixth Budget

1, The Government doesn’t know where the North East is!<p>That is the only conclusion we can draw when we look at the ‘Northern powerhouse map’ he …

Budget 2015: What exactly was in George Osborne's Budget for the North East?

What was in the Budget for the North East? Precious little, it seems, but here are some of the nuts and bolts of George Osborne’s sixth Budget<p>£1.3bn …

Labour and Tories battle over who is the party of the North, as Chancellor prepares Budget

Chancellor George Osborne will attempt to present the Conservatives as the party of the North in his pre-election Budget - but Labour accused him of …

George Osborne to back North East chemical industry in Budget - reports

George Osborne is planning a multi-million pound boost for the North East chemical industry in Wednesday’s Budget, it has been reported.<p>In a bid to …

North East needs a Transport Commissioner and power over £15bn for roads and rail

A new Transport Commissioner for the North with a £15bn budget for road and rail should be announced in the Chancellor’s final Budget, an influential …

Budget 2015: George Osborne will deliver what could be his final budget today - but what will it mean for the North East?

The Chancellor will seek to kick-start the Tory election campaign with a series of crowd-pleasing measures as he delivers what could be his final …