The North East can succeed and make the UK richer - but more needs to be done
The North East of England has the potential to provide a massive boost to the economy of the UK, a senior CBI chief has predicted.
Josh Hardie, Deputy Director-General of employers’ body the CBI, delivered an upbeat assessment at the Conservative conference in Birmingham.
He said helping the North East to succeed could have a similar effect to adding two new major cities to the UK economy.
Mr Hardie warned the North currently lagged behind the rest of the country when it comes to generating wealth - and he highlighted figures showing economic output in the North East is £27 per person, far... read more
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