State of the Region 2012: Confidence key amid uncertainty

THE majority of region's businesses are not expecting to see the UK economy revive in a meaningful way this year.

Nearly half  (45%) of those surveyed in's annual State of the Region survey are less confident than they were going into 2011,  while a similar proportion, 42%,  are expecting things to stay the same.

Just 13% are expecting to see an upturn in the economy, down from the 37% of North West respondents who took part in the survey last year.

The State of the Region survey 2012, which... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...