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BQ Magazine’s BQ2 supplement in July will be a special report on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), in the North East, celebrating and showcasing just how much our businesses, both large and small, contribute to the region, not just in financial terms but also in time and other resources.

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EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has challenged the government to use this week’s announcements on Energy Market and Climate Change Reform to rationalise the confusing tangle of policies on carbon pricing, whilst sharing the costs of addressing climate change across the economy.

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Federation: VAT hike is a hammer blow to firms

Posted : Friday 7th January 2011

THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has labelled this week’s VAT increase a “hammer blow” to firms in the region, as it urged the Chancellor to introduce measures that will help hard-hit traders.

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Sickness absence is continuing on a downward trend amongst UK employees, according to a major survey of sickness absence released today by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, and Westfield Health, one of the UK’s leading health insurance providers.


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IoD Reaction to GDP figures

Posted : Wednesday 4th May 2011

Commenting on the latest GDP figures, Graeme Leach, Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors said:

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WIN Wednesdays for May

Posted : Wednesday 4th May 2011

After the recent successful launch of WIN Wednesday ("WW")

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Newcastle Students Design Own Future

Posted : Monday 18th October 2010

Students from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities have helped shape how enterprise education will be delivered nationally in a new programme to help bridge the ever widening gap between university and a crucial first job.

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Time To Change In The Workplace

Posted : Wednesday 17th November 2010

According to the Department of Health (DOH), 40 per cent of people who claim incapacity benefit have a mental health problem [1].

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Tech Experts Boost Claims Specialist's Growth Plans

Posted : Thursday 21st October 2010

Durham-based injury claims services provider Insurance Medical Group (IMG) is on track with plans to push through the £12m turnover point, after calling in technology experts ITPS to put a virtual ring of steel around the way it manages and stores millions of pieces of highly sensitive medical data on people pursuing compensation claims.

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