In Conversation with Graeme Mason

Join Downtown in Business on Tuesday 20th September for an special ‘In Conversation’ event with Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer at Newcastle International Airport, Graeme Mason.

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The ‘peace dividend’ ends just at the wrong time

With the Governor of the Bank of England predicting a recession, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine smashing the ‘peace dividend’ and the prime minister indulging in economic Cake-ism, does the government have a plan to grow the economy? Frank McKenna suggests tax -cutting may be the way to go.

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Six Years On

Six years on from our decision to leave the European Union, Jim looks at how it is impossible for any of the parties to admit we made a huge mistake and promise any steps to remedy the damage it is doing to business.

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Strikes: Labour’s cross to bear

This week Jim looks at the dilemma strike action always poses for the Labour Party. Should Sir Keir Starmer back the rail workers or the workers disrupted by the strike?It is a problem with a long history for the party.

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Talking ‘Bout Regeneration #2

DIB will host its second annual property, planning, and regeneration conference in September. Focussing on the priority issues in the industry, including the levelling-up agenda, net zero, planning laws, housing development, high streets, infrastructure, and partnerships, the event has a range of eminent speakers from the private and public sectors.

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