Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Budget 2015: Business leaders say Chancellor has delivered 'mixed bag budget'

Cheer over tax reduction countered by concerns over wage rises and lack of detail on Northern Powerhouse

George Osborne

We need children protected and bins cleared - we don't need hundreds of councillors and officers

North East Party leader Hilton Dawson says it is now possible to see what George Osborne has in store for the region

Paul Woolston

Paul Woolston column: There is tangible positivity in North East business community

Chairman of the North East LEP says his organisation had made key appointments to help drive the region's economy

George Osborne

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron: Conservative Party will close the North-South divide

Prime Minister makes pledge as Conservatives pin hopes of election victory on North marginals

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

General Election 2015: TUC's Regional Secretary Beth Farhat explains what business wants

General Election 2015: Beth Farhat of the North East TUC explains what the region's workers and businesses want from next month's election

Newcastle investors hopeful on UK economy as General Election approaches

Head of Newcastle office Aidan Dunstan warns that confidence could be dampened by 'uncertainty' in case of coalition government

Deputy leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman: 'I'm certain regional pay will be on the Tories' agenda'

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party says 'Northern Powerhouse' is a gimmick but Tories say regional pay claims are 'scaremongering'

Prime Minister David Cameron takes part in a live Q&A during the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10

Paul Linford: Miliband and Cameron - by the middle of May one of them will be PM

Paul Linford on David Cameron's unexpected comments about his own future - and what it means for the election and beyond

George Osborne

Thom Brooks: Voters can't be blamed for not wanting to go to the circus when all they see are clowns

Durham University professor of law and government Thom Brooks on George Osborne's budget and the message it sends

George Osborne

Industry says Chancellor's help for energy intensive firms is not enough

Energy intensive firms respond to Budget plans to compensate them for the costs of Feed in Tariffs and the Renewables Obligation

George Osborne

Paul Linford: The time for a political game-changer may now have passed

The Journal's political columnist, Paul Linford, on why George Osborne may pay for his refusal to pull rabbits from hats in his Budget

Gateshead Civic Centre

Budget 2015: Gateshead Council left in dark on 'Excemplar Nighbourhood' project

Project in Gateshead would convert more than 100 acres of brownfield site and former shops

Labour leader Ed Miliband responds to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's Budget statement

Chancellor's new interest in regional policy hasn't got beyond Manchester

Journal Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth's provides her overview of Budget 2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Budget 2015: More spending cuts are there in George Osborne's small print

Political Editor Jonathan Walker looks closer at George Osborne's final budget before the general election on May 7

Deloitte's Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall Tax Partner of Deloitte: Chancellor announced some unexpected giveaways

North East tax expert Stephen Hall comments on the unexpected giveaways in his final Budget of the current Parliament

The Budget 2015

The Budget 2015: 16-page report on George Osborne's Budget statement

Read our 16-page report on Chancellor George Osborne's last Budget before the general election

George Rafferty, Chief Executive of NOF Energy, the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors

Business community gives broad welcome to Budget - but says questions remain

Business groups in the North East welcome measures on tax and investment, but want more action on transport improvements

George Osborne sits down after delivering his Budget statement to the House of Commons

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

Labour react as George Osborne makes his final Budget before the General Election

An oil rig in the North Sea

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

Package of measures adding up to £1.3bn announced by Chancellor in response to crisis caused by oil price slump


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