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

An oil rig in the North Sea

North Sea oil needs to cut costs to survive oil price slump

Offshore industry in the North East faces challenges from global price slump, but savings target also presents opportunities

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

Labour Party leader Ed Miiband and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon during the BBC Challengers' Election Debate 2015 at Central Hall Westminster

Ed Miliband should rule out a deal with the SNP if Labour doesn't win more seats than the Tories

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Our politics columnist, Paul Linford, analyses the choices that the two main parties have - with the Lib Dems still the favoured partner for both

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

From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

North East offshore supply chain offered a lifeline after Budget but there are still concerns for the future

North East experts say there was a lot in the Budget to encourage the beleaguered industry but raise concerns about investor confidence

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat: Budget said nothing about where the cuts will be made

Regional head of the TUC says most workers are not getting their fair share from the recovery

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

Hundreds of cars for export line the foreground,with the Bergen ferry behind

Norway to Newcastle ferry route given fresh hope after Budget announcement

North East gets a £300,00 tourism boost in the 2015 Budget to try and encourage more visitors from Scandinavia

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

Stuart Cottee of Deloitte

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

North East Tax Partner says the Chancellor has delivered a package of measures he hopes will support business and employment

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 Osborne

The Journal Opinion: North East still lagging behind

The Journal opinion for March 19, in which we ponder a Budget with few positives for the region - and some economic figures which bring little cheer

Richard Dodd, from British Engines

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

Newcastle-based firm insists job losses will not have an impact on its longer term investment plans

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


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