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Jeremy Middleton of Middleton Enterprises

Jeremy Middleton welcomes social enterprise tax incentives

Jeremy Middleton has said tax incentives for those in investing in social enterprises could act as a funding catalyst for North East firms

The Bank of England in London

Bank of England expected to keep interest rates on hold

Interest rates will be kept on hold today as Bank of England policymakers continue to believe that it is too early to scale back stimulus efforts

Martin Wheatley

Chancellor's 'concern' at Financial Conduct Authority blunder

Chancellor George Osborne said he was “profoundly concerned” by the City watchdog’s bungled announcement of its insurance industry probe and ordered a “thorough” inquiry into the fiasco

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

George Osborne pledges 'full employment' for Britain

Chancellor George Osborne has declared his commitment to fight for "full employment" in Britain, making job creation a central plank of the Government's economic plan

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell one of few to vote against Conservative's welfare cap

Northumberland MP Ron­­­­nie Campbell was one of a small number of Labour rebels to vote against Conservative proposals for a welfare cap in the Commons

Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport likely to miss out on Chancellor's Budget fund cash

George Osborne is under pressure to clarify whether Newcastle Airport could bid for funding announced in the Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne lays a block during a visit to a Barratt Homes building site

Rent crisis predicted by Newcastle housing chief as Government caps welfare

Newcastle-based Home Group has warned a Budget welfare cap could mean that rents will rise beyond the ability to pay for many people

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outside 11 Downing Street

Income tax, beer duty and bingo tax cut in George Osborne's populist Budget

More than 120,000 North East workers won't pay any income tax following George Osborne's latest Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

George Osborne praised for playing to North East's strengths

Chancellor George Osborne offered backing for exporters and manufacturing in his Budget announcement yesterday

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Budget 2014 at a glance - All the key points from George Osborne's Budget

George Osborne has unveiled measures to boost the income of pensioners and savers hit by low interest rates.

Apprenticeships were given a boost in the Budget

WATCH: The Budget 2014 - North East reaction the Budget by sector

Business people in the North East have today given their reaction to George Osborne's Budget statement

George Osborne

North East commercial property agents call for reform of rates regime

Commercial property agents are calling for action on business rates in today's budget, but admit that they expect to be disappointed

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

George Osborne must 'unlock potential of the North East'

While the Budget 2014 is expected to be low key ahead of the Chancellor's pre-election Budget in 2015, tax experts in the North East have said there are still opportunities for George Osborne to give a sweetener to businesses

Chancellor George Osborne

The Budget: George Osborne told to focus on North East jobs

Chancellor George Osborne is today being urged to tackle the unemployment rate in the North East with his Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

The Budget 2014 - Try our 'just for fun' quiz!

While we wait with bated breath to find out what the Chancellor has in store for the North East in today's Budget, we thought we'd lighten the mood with our 'just for fun' Budget quiz

Coun Nick Forbes, leader Newcastle City Council

Labour divided on High Speed rails plans for the North

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes has welcomed calls for work on the new line to be speeded up, but Newcastle East MP Nick Brown has hit out at the continued waste of resources

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Tax relief tops Budget wish list for North East businesses

A business barometer has found an air of optimistic sweeping through North East firms ahead of the Budget announcement

North East businesses tell us what they'd like to see in The Budget

The Budget 2014: North East business community discuss want they want to see from Wednesday's Budget

The North East business community tell us what they want to see from Wednesday's Budget

Leader of Newcastle City Council, Coun Nick Forbes

Core Cities Cabinet make call for more tax control

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has received a letter from the Core Cities Cabinet calling for the devolution of property taxes to the UK's big cities

Barclays Bank

UK banks in pledge over account data

Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander have all signed up to the agreement with the Treasury and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


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