The Northern Echo is to host  a live event next week looking at the implications for the North East of Jeremy Hunt's Budget - with exclusive insight from inside the Budget planning offices.

After a day where the new North East Mayoral Combined Authority was given more than £100million in  Trailblazer money which gave the green light for the vast Crown Works  Film Studios project, and Darlington was given more than £20million, the event will look at what it all means for a range of business sectors across the wider region.

 Tickets are free, but limited, so get yours by CLICKING HERE

The Northern Echo: The line-up for March 14The line-up for March 14 (Image: Newsquest)

As part of The Echo's Level Up campaign for investment and jobs, we hold FIVE live events each year looking at key themes that affect the region's businesses.

On Thursday March 14, we are at believe housing in Seaham, where you could join us and  put questions to our  team of experts drawn from our Level Up partners bp, believe housing Cummins, Darlington Building Society, Durham County Council, North East Chamber of Commerce, razorblue, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Teesside International Airport, Womble Bond Dickinson

For this event we have secured Matthew Taylor CB as our keynote speaker. Matthew is the  Director of the Darlington Economic Campus, where much of the Budget was drawn up, and will be giving his own  exclusive insight into the role of his team right here at the heart of the North East.

As usual, there will be plenty of chances to network before and after the event, free parking, tea,  coffee and a light lunch.

The Northern Echo's Level Up North East campaign provides the volume for the leading voices of our region, demonstrating that we are united in working together, while continuing to demand that promises and pledges are more than just headlines and soundbites.

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