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Chancellor Philip Hammond must tackle the UK’s productivity problem if his budget is to improve people’s lives across the country, writes Richard Tunnicliffe, the CBI’s regional director for the East of England.

A Lowestoft offshore specialist has landed a £3m contract with one of the UK’s biggest wind farms.

Companies in the east’s energy industry have been reassured that the door remains open to government agreeing a support package for the sector, in a deal which would make the region a national exemplar.

The boss of one of East Anglia’s biggest retailers said his company had “made the best of a difficult year” in the wake of the Brexit vote and a softening of consumer confidence.

Norse Commercial Services has struck a deal with a local authority in the Midlands which the company claims could see up to £25m flowing back into the Norfolk economy.

Universities in East Anglia have been handed a multi-million pound funding boost to improve their links with business.

Two of Future50’s many success stories have urged the next generation of businesses not to miss out on a chance to accelerate their growth.

An investigation claims to have revealed a series of alleged breaches of food safety rules at a factory belonging to one of the largest suppliers of chicken to UK supermarkets.

Southwold-based Adnams has teamed up with Florida brewery Cigar City to create an ale celebrating their shared coastal roots.

A Norfolk wine supplier has made changes at the top after appointing an experienced industry leader.

A self-confessed “veg nerd” has marked a successful first year since he gave up a high-flying marketing job to found an organic produce business.

These are James Walker’s top tips for keeping down those back-to-school costs – but we want to hear yours.

The search is on for Norfolk and Suffolk’s brightest and boldest companies to join the new class of Future50. Could your firm be among them? Mark Shields reports.

A surge in millennials choosing to explore the UK on holiday has been pinpointed as the driver behind a seventh consecutive record summer for Lowestoft-based Hoseasons.

The builders of what could be the world’s biggest wind farm have handed a contract to Lowestoft’s Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).

Haulage and transport firms across East Anglia could be in line for a share of millions of pounds of compensation because of a landmark European ruling.

Offshore services group Gardline has been snapped up by a Dutch company in a multi-million pound deal, ending nearly 50 years as a family business.

Beautiful rural scenery, a rugged coastline... and super-fast broadband? Prof John Last, chairman of the Digital Creative Industries group of New Anglia LEP, explains how a project from across the country could offer a pointer to Norfolk and Suffolk’s shared digital future.

Shops and salespeople use crafty tricks to get you to spend more - do you know these ones?

Future50 insurance specialist One Broker Group has added to its stable with the acquisition of another East Anglian firm.

One of the world’s biggest banks says it is sticking to its guns over its predictions of the value of sterling.

A 17-year-old intern has joined a major offshore wind farm project to learn about a potential future career - and offer her social-media skills in return.

A next-generation wind farm which could power the equivalent of a million homes has been given the green light from government.

Anglian Water claims to have made financial history by issuing the first public utilities sterling Green Bond, raising £250m in the process.

East Anglian firms have landed major multi-million pound contracts for the construction of an offshore wind farm’s coastal base.

Controversial employment tribunal fees could be scrapped after the union Unison won a “landmark” court victory against the government.

If you’ve caught daytime TV recently, then you won’t have been able to miss ads for funeral plans.

The chairman of Norfolk and Suffolk’s local enterprise partnership (LEP) will stand down this autumn, to be succeeded by the joint chief executive of the East of England Co-op.

Suffolk construction firm Jackson Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract for the long-awaited £7m Beccles Southern Relief Road.

The nucleus of the idea is simple – but it’s one that Dr Simon Stafford hopes he can sell around the world.

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