22 November 2017

Press release

Business community responds to North of Tyne devolution deal

The North East business community has issued a joint statement following news of a North of Tyne devolution deal.

Business community responds to North of Tyne devolution deal

“Devolving greater powers to the people of the North East is fundamental to business, government and wider society driving forward our economic growth.

“The North of Tyne deal offers a real opportunity to rekindle the pioneering flame here in the North East to improve our skills base, our local infrastructure and create new jobs throughout the region.

“This will only be achieved by a unique partnership between the Government, local authorities and business, and so it falls on all of us to make a success of the new deal.”

CBI North East

North East England Chamber of Commerce

Federation of Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs Forum

EEF – The Manufacturers Organisation