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

North Sea energy sector sweating on the Budget

NOF conference hears from speakers who point to urgent need to bring help to the oil and gas sector

Beth Farhat column: we need a Budget to improve people's quality of life

Regional head of the TUC, Beth Farhat says the UK needs an urgent change of course

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

Director of policy Ross Smith says the Budget must empower region, close skills gap and drive housebuilding across the region

North East-based Quorn announces £40m investment to fuel further expansion

The Teesside business, which had record growth in 2014, aims to use the funds for R&D and to penetrate new international markets

Graham Robb: The North East economy isn't a perfect 10 - but it is in great shape

Institute of Directors North East chair Graham Robb looks ahead to a Budget that he hopes will solidify the North East recovery

Plummeting exploration is threatening the future of North Sea oil

Oil price crash and decline in production have led to historical lows in exploratory wells being sunk

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

Property bosses predicting bumper year in 2015 for the North East's housing market with a bounty of new buyers

Chancellor is 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' with Air Passenger Duty reforms

George Osborne will scrap the air levy for children but Newcastle International Airport says fears remain over devolving APD to Holyrood

George Osborne's cuts will damage public services warns Lib Dem peer

Public haven't yet grasped the scale of cuts in services the Government plans, warns leading North East peer

Chancellor puts North at heart of finance statement - but massive cuts are coming

George Osborne's plan to cut stamp duty may not affect average buyers in the North East, analysis shows

Gill Hale: Fighting today to hold on the gains first initiated over 100 years ago

Unison regional secretary Gill Hale asks why, a century after Lloyd George's People's Budget, we are still talking about the working poor

TUC study finds company directors opting for cash instead of pension contributions

TUC analysis follows changes to pension rules by Chancellor George Osborne in last year's Budget

Tax regime stability needed to secure future of North Sea oil and gas industry

Stability in the tax regime and measures to encourage further exploration are needed to secure the long-term future of the North Sea oil and gas industry, and it appears the politicians may be listening. Peter McCusker reports

North East gains a seat at the Chancellor's table

An NECC member has attended a top level breakfast event with the Chancellor George Osborne

Claimant count down in unemployment hotspots

Jobseekers Allowance claims have fallen dramatically in areas of the North East with the highest unemployment levels

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

North East MPs clash over house prices effect on Chancellors Budget

Durham MP Kevan Jones has spoken out about stagnating house prices in the North East which is leaving people in negative equity

North East Labour MPs to rebel on welfare cap

Several North East Labour MPs will refuse to back the Tory cap on how much can be spent on state hand outs

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

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

Business Supplement: The Budget 2014 - in association with PwC

There is a little something for everyone in this Budget, something which was no doubt intentional as the election draws nearer. The changes announced yesterday can be explained and put into perspective with our 16 page guide

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

George Osborne praised for playing to North East's strengths

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

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.

As it happened: The Budget 2014 - In association with PwC

Replay The Journal's Budget 2014 Live Blog, in association with PwC, with as-it-happened updates, commentary, reaction and analysis of the Chancellor's Budget 2014

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

The Budget 2014: Reaction on Manufacturing

Andrew Tuscher, North East Region Director at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation gives his comments on today's Budget Statement

The Budget 2014: Reaction on Energy

George Rafferty, Chief Executive of NOF Energy gives his view on today's Budget

The Budget 2014: Reaction on Business Rates

Bill MacLeod, PwC's senior partner in Newcastle gives his comments on a business rate boost for the high street

The Budget 2014: Reaction on Gambling

Jonathan Main, PwC's head of indirect tax in the North talks about the reduction in bingo duty, the increase of duty rate for fixed odds betting terminals and the consultation to extend the horse race betting levy to bookmakers who are based offshore

The Budget 2014: Reaction on Tobacco

Tobacco retailers across the UK have expressed disappointment that tax on tobacco will increase by 2% above inflation following today’s Budget

Budget 2014: Reaction on Personal Finance

Elissa Bayer, Senior Investment Director, at Investec Wealth & Investment on today's Budget

The Budget 2014: Chemical Industry backs Budget for Manufacturing

Britain's number one manufacturing exporter, the chemical industry, has backed measures announced by the Chancellor to reduce energy bills for manufacturers

The Budget 2014: Reaction on Property

The Chancellor's Budget announcement of a £500 million Builders Finance Fund for small house builders will provide a major boost for housing supply and has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

Budget 2014: Reaction on Apprenticeships

Chris Jones, Chief Executive, City & Guilds Group gives his response to today's Budget announcement of an £190m boost for apprenticeships

The Budget 2014: Reaction from the Federation of Small Businesses

Ted Salmon, North East Regional Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, shares his thoughts on the 2014 Budget

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

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

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

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