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East Anglian businesses must keep up the momentum in providing apprenticeships to address the yawning skills gap, according to a training expert.

Ignorance will not be bliss for small firms if they find themselves falling foul of new data protection rules, businesses have been warned.

Consumer confidence has slipped to its lowest level since the month after the EU referendum, according to a survey.

The UK economy suffered an even deeper slowdown at the start of the year as the services sector came under pressure and inflation dealt a blow to household spending.

The outlook for the car manufacturing industry is still positive despite production falling by almost a fifth last month compared with a year earlier, a report says.

Britons are turning away from brands in favour of supermarket own label groceries, spurred on by the success of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl, figures show.

Firms are set to become more reliant on temporary workers as a shortage of skilled staff leads the jobs market to a “tipping point”, according to a report.

The property maintenance arm of Flagship Group, RFT, is reaching for greater commercial growth after securing two new contracts.

The East Anglian facilities of a national meat processing company will be “pivotal” in its continued expansion, according to its chief executive.

The nine-to-five is becoming old hat as record numbers of people turn to more flexible and independent ways of working, a study has found.

Better promotion of social care jobs and providing more opportunities for career progression in the industry will be key to continued growth for a regional care home operator.

The new government must do more to help small businesses hurt by the UK’s “culture of late payments”, a lobbying group has warned.

Long commutes are hitting the health and productivity of workers, leading to stress and depression, a report suggests.

Almost half of company managers want the new government to prioritise access to the single market and freedom of movement of people during the Brexit talks, a study has found.

Young women are shaving pounds of their spending as health-conscious shoppers try to shave pounds off their waistlines, according to a new consumer spending report.

Balfour Beatty shareholders have flexed their muscles against the construction company’s board after rejecting its remuneration policy.

Four in five British consumers fear prises rises for goods and services once Britain has left the European Union, a survey has found.

Closing gaps in education will be key to tackling skills shortages in the science sector, industry leaders have said.

As the general election looms, the major parties are trying to woo the worker. But does that come at a price for businesses? BETHANY WHYMARK reports.

The UK has climbed back into the top 10 most attractive countries for investing in renewables, but uncertainty remains for the post-Brexit future, a report has said.

Better protections for people in the gig economy, a statutory right to leave to care for a family member and a commitment to further increases in the national living wage are among proposals in a “new deal for workers” being set out by Theresa May.

Nearly half of all UK businesses have been hit by a cyber security breach or attack in the last year, government statistics show.

The full scale of the international cyber attack that continues to disrupt the NHS may only become apparent as people return to work today, experts have warned.

Deliveroo has announced a new agreement with its riders, including removing a clause that they cannot take claims to an employment tribunal.

Wonky avocados are to go on sale at Morrisons for around a third of the average cost as demand and global prices hit record levels.

Health campaigners have called on the next government to extend the soft drinks levy to confectionery containing the highest levels of sugar.

Directors of a car sales group which saw a 13% jump in profits in 2016 are remaining cautious of forces which could affect the automotive industry.

Almost 1 million people in the UK are working on zero-hours contracts, a third of whom are unhappy with their hours.

The general election is causing a lack of uncertainty and choice in the UK housing market, a study has revealed.

A company behind almost 100 million nuisance calls which showed “scant regard for the rules” has been fined a record £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

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