Chancellor unveils Autumn Statement
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.
James Ramsbotham from the North East Chamber of Commerce says it is "extremely embarrassing" that the A1 was forced to close for several days as a result of flooding.
Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees, he said businesses in the region have been resourceful in finding alternative ways to trade but the A1 closure would be costly.