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Sir Philip Green.

Former BHS boss Sir Philip Green has been branded the “unacceptable face of capitalism” as a parliamentary inquiry found he systematically extracted huge sums from the collapsed store group while leaving its pension fund in deficit.

Mark Pendlington, chair of the New Anglia LEP.

Businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk will this week be urged to put their weight behind plans for a devolution deal with the Government, giving the region greater powers to boost growth and employment.

BHS is closing down in Ipswich

BHS staff in Ipswich have still not been told when the store will close, the Star understands.

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley.

Banking giants will dominate reporting this week, with the City looking out for any Brexit concerns when Barclays and Lloyds deliver their half-year results.

An artist's impression of the new look planned for the former BBC Television Centre bulding in the White City area of west London.

Mildenhall-based English Architectural Glazing (EAG) has won a major contract to carry out work as part of the multi-million-pound regeneration of the former BBC Television Centre in London.

Laurence Johnson and Daniel Le Sauvage of Urban Vintage in Framlingham.

An award-winning independent men’s fashion retailer from Suffolk is celebrating its new store opening today with special offers and free drinks.

Sizewell C

Proposals to build a new £16billion nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast will move a step closer next week.

Alex Till, chief executive of Menta, left, with John Baxter, managing director of eAlliance Learning Technology which has formed an online learning partinership with the enterprise agency.

Suffolk-based business support organisation Menta has launched a new online learning partnership to help busy entrepreneurs develop their skills.

Tristel's headquarters at Snailwell, near Newmarket.

Infection prevention and contamination control products company Tristel said yesterday that profits for the 12 months to June 30 will come in ahead of market expectations.

Gary Harvey of MEL Group.

Sudbury-based MEL Group has expanded with acquisition of Didsbury Engineering, based at Wilmslow in Cheshire.

A Stansted Express train at Stansted Airport.

Stansted Airport has welcomed recommendations for short- and long-term improvements on the West Anglia rail line.

Unemployment fell by 54,000 to 1.65m between March and May.
Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Unemployment benefit claims in most parts of Suffolk and north Essex fell last month as the jobless total across the UK reached an eight-year low.

Tendring district councillor Giles Watling.

Tendring District Council has launched its own dedicated SME Growth Fund, to help local small and medium-sized businesses to start-up or expand and create new jobs.

Sole Trader has closed in Tavern Street, Ipswich

A national shoe retailer has closed its shop in Ipswich, citing the space as being “too small” to continue – and is set to be replaced by a cosmetic shop.

Former Crisp Malting Group managing director Euan Macpherson with his successor Adrian Dyter outside the Great Ryburgh malting plant.

Crisp Malting Group managing director Euan Macpherson has retired after 29 years with the company, which has maltings in Mistley and Ditchingham.

Food & farming news

Monday, July 18, 2016
NFU president Meurig Raymond.

Farmers’ leaders have lodged an official complaint over the use of so-called ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products.

Monday, July 18, 2016
ESWAG and Suffolk Agricultural Association hosted a conference on water.

The important contribution growers make to the Suffolk coastal economy was highlighted at a conference earlier this month.

Suffolk Agricultural Association
Saturday, July 16, 2016
A photo showing the dog worrying the cattle on the private grazing land bordering Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Carlton Marshes nature reserve

People are being asked to contact the police if they see dogs off their leads in the Suffolk countryside chasing livestock or disturbing wildlife.

Movers and Shakers

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Former Crisp Malting Group managing director Euan Macpherson with his successor Adrian Dyter outside the Great Ryburgh malting plant.

Crisp Malting Group managing director Euan Macpherson has retired after 29 years with the company, which has maltings in Mistley and Ditchingham.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
New appointments at Alan Boswell Group, from left,  David Wheeler, Michael Henderson, Kodi Burch, Gavin Dearsley, Sinéad Brogan, Richard Sayer.

Highly experienced risk management adviser Gavin Dearsley has joined insurance brokers Alan Boswell Group to help clients with their health and safety and risk management requirements.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Kate Southgate of Banbury Howard.

Martlesham Heath-based marketing agency Banbury Howard has appointed Kate Southgate as an account manager.

Business features

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley.

Banking giants will dominate reporting this week, with the City looking out for any Brexit concerns when Barclays and Lloyds deliver their half-year results.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
James Hopkins, founder of Suffolk-based Hopkins Homes.

Business writer Sabah Meddings talks to the founder of East Anglia’s largest independent housebuilder about his career.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
An easyJet Boeing 737-700.

Budget airline easyJet is expected to give clues this week about the impact on consumer demand for cheap air travel following Britain’s decision to quit the European Union.

Expert advice

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Lloyd Clarke, an employment law specialist at Attwells Solicitors.

Recently released figures show that the number of police officers taking days off sick with stress-related illnesses has rocketed by an astonishing 58% in the last two years, with one in every 15 police officers in Britain affected.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Clare Richards, partner at Barker Gotelee

Companies no longer need to file an annual return for filing dates after the June 29, 2016 – instead, a confirmation statement will be required.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Sarah Elms, a partner at BDO LLP.

The Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), Partnerships and Groups Regulations 2016 have now come into force.

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