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Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp column: profit is not a dirty word

Companies should be open and transparent about their dealings to counter the feeling that profits are bad

North East jobs growth is worth shouting about

Dianne Sharp
Regional head of the CBI Dianne Sharp says that the North East is leading the way in creating new jobs

Dianne Sharp column: People should soon be seeing more money in their pockets

Dianne Sharp
Job creation and wage growth is being matched by low inflation to make a real difference in people's lives

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Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp column: profit is not a dirty word

Companies should be open and transparent about their dealings to counter the feeling that profits are bad

Dianne Sharp

North East jobs growth is worth shouting about

Regional head of the CBI Dianne Sharp says that the North East is leading the way in creating new jobs

Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp column: People should soon be seeing more money in their pockets

Job creation and wage growth is being matched by low inflation to make a real difference in people's lives

Trades Union Congress TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady

Frances O'Grady column: North East is not seeing wage growth it needs

General Secretary of the TUC says too many people in the region earn less than the living wage

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat column: We need to protect the fire service

Regional head of the TUC says that firefighters are right to be worried about the future of their service

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat column: End the scandal of illegally paid care workers

Regional head of the TUC says many care workers are being paid below the minimum wage

Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp: The skills gap is the biggest threat to continued growth

Regional director of CBI says that economic growth needs to benefit more people, but that flexibility in the labour market is key

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat: Time to include workers on company boards

Regional head of the TUC Beth Farhat wants better worker representation in the boardroom

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat: 'Whose growth?' was the defining question of 2014

The Government has failed to match the recovery with a proper re-balancing of the economy, says regional head of the TUC

Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp: Improving the UK’s trade performance is central to our future prosperity

Regional director of the CBI says we need more medium sized businesses to consider exporting

Beth Farhat of the TUC

Beth Farhat: Some UK companies are still not paying the minimum wage

Regional head of TUC outlines 10-point plan to ensure everybody is paid at least the minimum wage

Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp: reform of the business rates system is needed

Regional head of the CBI says the current system is outdated and unfair to some sectors

Beth Farhat of the TUC

Beth Farhat: The North East is still down on its pre-recession workforce

The share of jobs in the North East accounted for by full-time employees fell during the recession and has failed to recover across the region.

Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp: People trust local businesses more

There's a job to be done in improving the image of the business community, says the regional head of the CBI

Beth Farhat of the TUC

Beth Farhat: East Coast mainline should remain in public hands

Re-privatisation of rail line will only benefit Virgin and Stagecoach shareholders, says regional head of TUC

Dianne Sharp

Dianne Sharp column: David Cameron's 'red light' comments have affected confidence

Regional head of the CBI on how the message about the recovery was lost with a few words from the PM

Beth Farhat of the TUC

Beth Farhat column: Shortage of full-time jobs in North East

Regional head of the TUC says the rise of part-time working is costing the regional economy

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

Dianne Sharp: More needs to be done to tackle inequality

Regional head of the CBI says Government needs to do more to help low income families

Beth Farhat of the TUC

Beth Farhat: The wrong sort of recovery

Significant difference between increasing employment and creating good jobs, says regional head of TUC

Dianne Sharp, the regional director for the CBI

Dianne Sharp: Free movement of people is essential to success of British business

Regional head of the CBI says the benefits of free movement need to be argued

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