Peter Geoghegan

Journalist, author, broadcaster

Esmond Birnie

North’s retailers feel the budget squeeze

Retailers in the North this weekend are counting the cost of last week’s emergency budget in Britain. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s first budget included a package of spending and welfare cuts and tax increases aimed at saving an estimated £40 billion. In an effort to tackle Britain’s spiralling deficit, Osborne unveiled plans to […]

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