Budget 2015: Region must unite to challenge Northern Powerhouse

THE West Midlands has to speak with a united voice if it is to compete with the so-called ‘Northern Powerhouse’, business leaders in Greater Birmingham have said.

The message was conveyed by the president of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, Greg Lowson, in response to the latest support measures outlined by Chancellor George Osborne in his Budget.

In his speech to the Commons, Mr Osborne said he intended to build on the successes achieved in London by developing the Northern Powerhouse ... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com 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...