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Chamber Calls On Chancellor To Invest In North East Growth Ahead Of Brexit

James Ramsbotham, Chamber Chief Executive said: “Our regional economy has the most to lose from a chaotic Brexit.  We need fundamental economic and infrastructure issues to be addressed urgently through this Budget to put us in the best place to sustain economic growth....
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Brexit The Focus At Chamber AGM

In the week of survey results showing half (52.4%) of the region’s business people expect Brexit to have a negative impact on their business, speakers at the NECC AGM called in strong terms for the nation’s political leaders to...
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The Chamber’s Statement On Government’s Export Strategy

Jack Simpson, North East England Chamber of Commerce policy adviser said: “We welcome the eagerly awaited Future Export Strategy, which aims to develop existing export support, and encourage new exporters to realise their global potential. “Following a Spring consultation...
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Chamber Response To Today’s Brexit White Paper

James Ramsbotham, chief executive, North East England Chamber of Commerce said: “We welcome today’s Brexit White Paper which has confirmed the ambition to have a frictionless border with the EU with a free trade area for goods. Our members...
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£150m Sector Deal for Creative Industries

The deal forms part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and sets out a number of initiatives that are intended to boost growth and productivity across the music industry and other creative sectors. The funding was announced this morning by Culture...
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Tout Bots Banned

This is a very bad week to be a ticket tout (sorry, we’re supposed to refer to them as ‘power brokers’ these days aren’t we?)- Not only has Ed Sheeran’s team clamped down on tickets sold through secondary sites...
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General Election: What To Expect

It’s election week and given the horrific events of the last few weeks, its perhaps understandable that the major political parties have had other priorities outside of commitments to music and the arts. However, the ‘One Love’ benefit concert...
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5 Points For Music Industry

Following the dissolution of Parliament and the onset of Purdah in advance of the General Election in the UK on June 8th, The Gen suggests five reasons why the music industry should be laser focused on the outcome: 1....


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