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Bethany Whymark

Soaring inflation has fallen back from a near six-year high, signalling the start of an abatement of the sustained squeeze on household finances.

Business leaders have warned that small firms in East Anglia could be left in jeopardy in the fall-out of construction giant Carillion’s collapse.

Here are 10 things to know about Carillion:

Construction industry figures have been reacting to the news of construction giant Carillion’s collapse – saying smaller subcontractors will bear the brunt of the crisis.

Despite a rocky Christmas for the UK’s high streets East Anglia escaped relatively unscathed, according to retail experts.

Companies will no longer be able to charge “rip-off” fees to customers who pay by card as new rules come into force.

Rejuvenation and reinvigoration will be on the minds of energy businesses as they gather for one of the sector’s biggest events in the East of England.

A majority of employers who pay the apprenticeship levy would like to see it replaced with a training alternative, a study has revealed.

A regional housebuilder is bullish about its future prospects after recording a 50% jump in pre-tax profits.

Make sure your business is ready for the impact of legal changes in 2018.

With the search for the region’s best companies to work for under way, Bethany Whymark looks at what benefits and perks today’s candidates are being offered.

Hundreds of jobs are under threat at burger chain Byron after it put 20 restaurants at risk of closure in a proposed restructuring package – but restaurants in the East of England are to be spared the chop.

Housebuilder Persimmon expects full year profits to come in marginally ahead of forecasts as the healthy demand for new homes continues.

Holding back on price rises for customers helped supermarket Morrisons enjoyed an “especially strong” festive season.

Average earnings in the East of England in 2017 were only worth 89.4% of their value in 2007, research by a union has shown.

A Christmas party boost and record takings on New Year’s Eve led to a bumper festive season for nightclub owner Deltic Group.

The proposed “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups has met with a luke-warm reaction among East Anglian coffee suppliers, who feel money would be better spent on finding viable recyclable alternatives.

A 25p levy on disposable coffee cups being debated by MPs could be used to pay for improved recycling facilities.

Technology is having a significant impact on productivity among the East of England workforce, according to a survey.

Top bosses have made more money so far in 2018 than the typical worker will in the whole year, new figures reveal.

New sector groups encompassing businesses and researchers are tipped to help to three of East Anglia’s most important emerging sectors to prosperity in 2018.

Fashion chain Next has upgraded its profit forecast after a surprise rise in sales over the Christmas period.

Businesses are being invited to help shape the delivery plans for the new Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk.

One hundred new Co-op food stores are set to open in 2018.

Most managers are anticipating a tough 2018 due to a struggle to recruit skilled staff and continuing uncertainty over Brexit, according to a new study.

Growth across Britain’s private sector picked up in the final months of the year, but businesses are expected to suffer a slowdown at the start of 2018.

While 2017 was a year rocked by sexual harassment scandals, the tide was also beginning to turn against a less obvious type of sexual discrimination.

Consumers heading out for their “big shop” ahead of the Christmas break could lead to one of the biggest ever trading days for UK supermarkets.

Construction firms around the region are urging their European staff to return to work after the Christmas break amid fears that uncertainty over their status as workers post-Brexit may keep them away.

The number of East of England businesses at a greater-than-normal risk of insolvency has reach its highest point of the year, new research shows.

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