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More doubt has been cast over the future of high street retailer Toys R Us after reports emerged of an outstanding tax bill.

As MPs rake through the ashes of the construction group Carillion you might be forgiven for thinking business collapses were on the rise.

Telecoms giant BT has revealed falling third-quarter revenues and earnings after it was hit by higher business rates and pension charges.

Britain’s economy performed better than expected in the fourth quarter thanks to the country’s powerhouse services sector, though there are warning signs of “slower and uneven” growth.

Frankie & Benny’s owner The Restaurant Group has reported a fall in sales as a weaker UK dining market took its toll on the business.

The average cost of motor insurance has jumped by £30 over the past year to reach a new record high of £493, according to insurers.

Sainsbury’s has revealed it is to cut thousands of jobs, just a day after rival Tesco announced 1,700 management roles were to be axed in a restructure.

The proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox is not in the public interest as the combined group would have too much control over UK news media, the competition watchdog has provisionally found.

They have become a regular site on every high street but now the UK’s gambling industry is warning there could be swathes of cuts to jobs and stores should the industry be hit by new rules.

The founder of drinks brand Innocent has launched a scathing attack on the Brexit-backing Wetherspoon boss, accusing him of selling Britain’s economy out for “cheap Chardonnay”.

The East of England housing market slowed in December with flat sales and prices anticipated in the near term.

Subcontractors at risk due to the failure of construction giant Carillion need to assess their finances as soon as possible to safeguard their future.

While many industries are fighting their way through choppy seas, there are calmer waters in the boating sector, helped by exchange rates and a desire among buyers to upgrade.

Thinking of splashing out on a new boat or wondering how to spend that £250,000 burning a hole in your pocket?

Engineering firm Van Elle has warned over a potential £1.6m hit if it fails to claw back payments owed by collapsed construction giant Carillion.

Bovis Homes has become the latest housebuilder to shrug off economic uncertainty by posting a bullish trading update, pointing to a hefty rise in profit this year.

Against a backdrop of store closures, job cuts and insolvencies the retail sector headed into the festive period on choppy seas.

The number of vacancies in East Anglia has increased but there has been a fall in candidates expecting to change jobs, according to a recruitment agency.

Tesco has emerged as a festive winner after reporting a steep rise in sales over the critical Christmas trading period.

Lidl has claimed it was the “fastest growing supermarket” over Christmas after booking record festive sales.

Sainsbury’s has boosted its profit forecast after enjoying a record Christmas and signalling bigger cost savings from its acquisition of Argos.

The factory and head office of failed furniture retailer Multiyork has attracted interest from a consortium which claims it wants to continue production and secure jobs at the site.

How to find and retain the best talent with the required skills, personality and ethos to fit with your company is a challenge for any business.

Speakers from leading East Anglian businesses will be sharing their thoughts and stories at a technology conference.

An armada of the region’s boating businesses are heading to the capital for the annual London Boat Show, hoping to take a slice of the £3bn market.

Department store chain Debenhams has warned over profits after it slashed prices to boost flagging sales over the festive period, leading the retailer to accelerate reorganisation plans.

Demand for skills continues to increase across East Anglia with vacancies rising by 9% year-on-year to November 2017, according to research.

There was bad news for builders as output in Britain’s construction sector unexpectedly fell last month as commercial building and civil engineering work continued to drag on the industry.

The region’s main electricity distributor generated more than £60m in turnover from projects across the East of England in 2017, helped by 80 major schemes and an increase in the use of storage.

Cyber crime and rising inflation are the chief concerns for small businesses heading in to 2018, according to research.

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