Policy and Campaign Updates

The latest campaign news and important policy updates for businesses in the North East

Discover how your Chamber are campaigning for a Stronger North East and get the latest information and expert opinions on policy changes affecting your business.

Portuguese Ambassador visit forges links with North East businesses

The Portuguese Ambassador Manuel Lobo Antunes visited the North East at the joint invitation of Sage Gateshead and North East …

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Northern Businesses Join Forces to Campaign for Rail Investment

North East England Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with Chambers across the North to campaign for more investment in …

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Chamber disappointed with Government response to migration labour shortages

North East England Chamber of Commerce’s calls for more flexibility and action to tackle acute staff shortages since Brexit …

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Chamber statement on today’s employment figures

Niamh Corcoran, North East England Chamber of Commerce policy adviser said: “Today’s employment figures show a slight dip in …

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Results 2021: Disadvantaged pupils fall behind

Last week 782,000 students across the country received their GCSE, BTEC and A-Level results. On the surface, the results painted a …

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Government must put young people at the centre of any recovery plan

Niamh Corcoran, policy adviser, latest column for The Journal Alarm bells sounded when the Government’s Social Mobility Commission released …

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Working North East

As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, it will be more important than ever for the North East to work …

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Business chief calls on PM to save north-east from Brexit damage

A letter to Boris Johnson sent a fortnight ago by James Ramsbotham called on the prime minister to save the …

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Chamber campaigns for employment system changes for EU nationals

North East England Chamber of Commerce has asked Government to urgently address problems created by the points based system for …

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Chamber demands Prime Minister acts urgently to tackle Brexit problems

North East England Chamber of Commerce has demanded the Prime Minister acts now to tackle the many challenges faced by …

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Chamber call for social housing improvements to help reduce carbon footprint

North East England Chamber of Commerce is urging Government to use social housing modernisation as an opportunity to reduce carbon …

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Chamber comment on HS2 update

Mark Thurston, Chief Executive of HS2 said in his update to the transport select committee that they had been told …

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