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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: Time to include workers on company boards

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC
Regional head of the TUC Beth Farhat wants better worker representation in the boardroom

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

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

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Regional head of the CBI says the current system is outdated and unfair to some sectors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

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat: more needs to be done on equal pay

Regional head of TUC says women are still suffering lower pay as they get into their thirties and forties

Dianne Sharp, the new regional director for the CBI

Dianne Sharp: Slugging export market has taken the steam out of the recovery

Global uncertainty is hitting exports, says regional director of the CBI Dianne Sharp

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat: Bus de-regulation brings benefits for the North East

Regional TUC boss says improvements will follow moves to bring bus services back into the public sector

Dianne Sharp, the new regional director for the CBI

Dianne Sharp column: A balanced UK economy needs stronger supply chains

With the right strategy we can build our supply chain capacity, says regional head of CBI Dianne Sharp

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat: North East workers need fair pay

Regional head of the TUC Beath Farhat on how wages have been gone up during the recovery

Kevan Carrick

Kevan Carrick: Report urges fast track route for North East economy

Kevan Carrick comments on the High Speed Rail Eastern Network Partnership report

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