Barclays report: Mid-sized firms set to take up growth baton

A HOST of surveys and reports since the turn of the year show that businesses in the North West are feeling the benefits of the burgeoning economic recovery.

Indeed, the North West has seen its unemployment rate fall to 8.1% over the last year – lower than London,according to the Office for National Statistics.

In January, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and Grant Thornton’s UK Business Confidence Monitor found confidence in the region has been on a general upward ... 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...