Businesses need certainty and stability.
Ross Smith, director of policy, North East England Chamber of Commerce said: “Businesses need certainty and stability. This election has produced neither of these. It is now of the utmost importance that the big decisions crucial to our economic success are not ducked or disregarded in political horse trading
“Businesses have barely been considered in the election campaign and issues such as job creation and economic growth are of the utmost importance to people across our region. Any incoming Government needs to put this squarely in the centre of its agenda.”