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Almost a third of SMEs in the North West are experiencing cashflow problems, a new report has revealed.

Small firms face a potential loss of £1.4bn if they fail to safeguard against business threats, new research has suggested.

Private sector output in the North West increased during March, but at a slower rate than in February, according to the latest Lloyds TSB North West PMI survey.

England's private sector returned to growth in November but the economic picture across the country's regions remained mixed, according to a new report.

The growth in consumers' spending power flat-lined in July as weak wage growth cancelled out the benefits of falling inflation, according to new research.

London's service sector helped to drive business activity higher during July as the capital bucked an otherwise gloomy trend for across the English regions.

Business activity in the North West collapsed to a 40-month low in July as English regions saw a sharp decline in manufacturing output and growing caution among clients worried about the global economic picture.

Private sector output across the English regions continued to grow in June despite the increasingly gloomy economic landscape - but the pace of expansion slowed to the weakest pace since November 2011.

Output in London and the South East slowed to its weakest pace in four months during April, according to a new report.

Business activity in the North West tumbled to its lowest point in eight months during April as output weakened across the English regions.

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