Knowsley, Merseyside, where many businesses have been struggling.
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UK business growth 'shows strong regional variation'

On Wednesday the Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his third Budget - and companies up and down the UK will be hoping that it will boost growth.

But new research for the BBC reveals big variations in business growth over the past 2 years.

Some areas have seen plenty of new start-ups, while others have experienced a sharp drop.

The BBC's chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym reports.

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