No turning back on the road to greater flexibility and home working

Knowledge: With March marking a year since many people swapped their office desks for back bedrooms and kitchen tables amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Arlen Pettitt, North East England Chamber of Commerce knowledge development manager, looks at the changes many organisations and employees have gone through, and sees great potential to emerge from the health crisis with a more robust and productive approach

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Making the first moves on a roadmap to re-opening the country

Influence:With the COVID-19 pandemic having exposed and deepened divides across society, Jonathan Walker, North East England Chamber of Commerce policy director, says the Government must now realise its levelling-up ambitions to avoid seeing people and places fall further behind

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Break down the barriers to realise a prosperous trading future

Connectivity:With Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) continuing to deliver seismic change across the trading landscape, Tom Kennedy, North East England Chamber of Commerce EU transition officer, says the Government must act with haste to secure new free trade agreements that will provide companies with fresh export opportunities and support the UK’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

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