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.
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