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Stephen Purvis, Chairman of Policy North has been reacting to today's budget:
George Osborne’s announcement about upgrades to the A66 and A69 have been given a cautious welcome by North East MEP Jonathan Arnott.
Anna Turley - the Redcar MP - has responded to today's budget:
Commenting in response to today’s Budget, Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of the steelworkers’ union Community said:
The North East Region Director at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, have given their reaction to the budget 2016.
Balance, the North East alcohol office has given their reaction to the 2016 budget.
They have picked up in particular on the announcement that the duty on some alcohol is to be frozen.
The charity 'SCHOOLS North East' has backed the Chancellor’s move to appoint Sir Nick Weller to produce a report on driving up education standards across the Northern Powerhouse region.
Catherine McKinnell, the MP for Newcastle North, has criticised the Chancellor for failing to mention Air Passenger duty (APD) during the budget.
Earlier this week, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on its proposals to halve APD on flights from Scottish airports between 2018 and 2021, with a view to fully abolishing the charge beyond that date.
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The North East will arguably feel the impact of the government's education reforms more than any other part of the country.