This chapter of the Environmental Statement (ES) describes the existing environment with regard to potential socio-economics impacts associated with Dogger Bank Teesside A & B. It takes into account consultation with all relevant stakeholders and assesses the potential impacts during the construction, operation and decommissioning phases. It considers project expenditure and the effect of this upon the local (i.e. Redcar & Cleveland Borough), regional (the wider north east region) and where relevant the national (English) economy. It also considers direct employment (construction and operational workers) and indirect employment (local services employing additional staff) associated with the development, and the effects on the regional employment markets. In addition, the chapter considers employment within the supply chain to take account of the manufacture and fabrication of components including wind turbines and cabling. The approach to socio-economic impact assessment taken in this chapter is consistent with the relevant National Policy Statement (NPS) guidance.