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NECC sets out Priorities for Devolution

Regional bodies must work together

NECC Reaction - North East Devolution

James Ramsbotham, chief executive, North East Chamber of Commerce:


The North East needs a single “front door” entry point to attract more foreign investors, according to the region’s two leading business membership organisations.