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Cineworld is reportedly considering cutting rents and permanently closing some UK cinemas after being hammered by the coronavirus pandemic.

The future of Toby Carvery and All Bar One venues across East Anglia are uncertain as the chains’ owners has announced the closure of 20 sites.

The government has racked up a mountain of debt – understandably – dishing out lifeline funds to the nation’s businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

High street fashion chain Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM), which owns Peacocks and Jaeger, is close to collapse with 24,000 jobs in the balance, according to documents filed with the High Court.

Rishi Sunak has taken to the House of Commons today to set out a new plan to save jobs in the face of a second wave of the coronavirus. The chancellor outlined today that the new job support scheme will provide financial aid to those whose work is at risk.

The company that owns the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star has agreed a change of ownership.

Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced a halt to the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The chancellor is hoping East Anglia will eat out in a August in a bid to save the struggling hospitality sector - and the government will even pick up the bill.

Superdry has confirmed that approximately 400 jobs will be under threat as part of a restructuring process.

The flagship event of the region’s offshore energy industry has moved online as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

The aviation industry is angling for a lockdown lift with planes in the air by the end of June.

Businesses seeking answers amid the confusion of the coronavirus crisis have been invited to ask their questions in a webinar with leading industry figures. 
Eastern Daily Press and East Anglian Daily Times business editor Richard Porritt will host the webinar titled ‘How will our businesses recover?’

A business which provides servicing and vehicle hire has collapsed into liquidation, placing the blame entirely on the coronavirus outbreak.

Yesterday the government released more detailed information about how workplaces should operate during the current lockdown, and as the measures ease.

The government’s scheme to help pay people’s wages and support businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic has gone live.

Stephanie Hammond, director of accounts at Beatons accountancy firm, looks at how the scheme works to protect employment, employees and employers.

Companies backing an urgent appeal for PPE supplies have told peers “now is not the time for competition – we need to do what we can”.

East Anglian businesses are in prime position to win contracts worth millions, with the region at the epicentre of a windfarm revolution.

Richard Ross, director of wealth managers Chadwicks, on what furlough means for your pension.

Andrew Diver, head of tax at East Anglian accountancy firm Beatons, looks at who is eligible, how to apply and what the long-term impact would be.

Debenhams has said it is “making contingency plans” following reports the high street retailer is preparing to call in administrators.

Andrew Diver, head of tax at East Anglian accountants Beatons, offers some good news for self-employed workers worried about the implementation of Britain’s IR35 controversial tax reforms.

Distillery Adnams has said it is doing as much as it can to support the University of East Anglia, which is now producing 500 litres of hand sanitiser a day.

Bernard Matthews has announced it is hiring 200 temporary workers after demand for its products rose 35% since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Adnams has announced it is in the process of temporarily closing its managed pubs and hotels to safeguard the business for the future.

The FTSE 100 sank by 8.5% upon opening this morning with investors spooked by the growing coronavirus outbreak.

A technological arms race between the US and China may on the surface appear a macro-economic storm brewing far from the East of England’s shores.

Department store chain Beales has collapsed into administration - putting the jobs of more than 1,000 people at risk.

Children’s lives could be saved thanks to a new app which is being rolled out this year.

Business leaders have slammed disruption to train services, describing the region’s rail infrastructure as “not fit for purpose”.

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