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MPs from the North East have been reacting to George Osborne's Autumn Statement.
Our Political Correspondent, Paul Brand, was in Westminster to get the views of Labour MP Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Central), Conservative MP Guy Opperman (Hexham) and Liberal Democrat MP Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed).
Energy bills were high on the agenda of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.
George Osborne has promised to lower the average household bill by around fifty pounds a year.
But one mother from North Tyneside has described that measure as a 'drop in the ocean.' Jonny Blair reports.
As part of his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has frozen business rate relief for small businesses.
And that business rate news will be welcome on our High Streets.
Gregg Easteal has been to visit two stores with contrasting takes on whether tills are really starting to ring louder again on our shopping streets.
The region’s largest business organisation has welcomed measures announced in today’s Autumn Statement, but says the Chancellor must deliver more.
The North East Chamber of Commerce's Chief Executive, James Ramsbotham, says one of the positives for our region is a freeze on business rates at 2 percent.