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East Anglian politicians, accountants and business leaders are calling for a clampdown on late payments which put smaller firms at risk as the government looks at what measures can be taken to ease their pain.

Easton and Otley College was dealt a body-blow when Ofsted inspectors rated it ‘inadequate’ for the second year in a row in a hard-hitting report published on November 12, 2018, but the college leadership remains determined to turn it around.

Easton and Otley College is set to emerge from its recent Ofsted woes with the celebratory launch of a new scheme aimed at boosting the rural economy.

Suffolk and Norfolk business leaders and influencers have offered their support to Easton and Otley College in the wake of its second damning inspectors’ report.

Sheep and cattle farming in the UK should be cut by between a fifth and a half to help tackle climate change, a committee led by Suffolk’s Lord Deben says.

A Suffolk-based garden centre chain’s profits were halved last year after it was hit by unfavourable exchange rates and increased costs.

A 10-strong group of councillors will decide on plans to expand Stansted Airport at a crunch meeting today (Wednesday, November 14).

An Ipswich-based law firm operating across the East of England has promoted 35 of its most talented lawyers.

A Suffolk and Norfolk land-based college has been dealt a crushing blow after inspectors rated it “inadequate” for the second year in a row.

A farmers’ leader called on those involved in the industry to reach out more to the public as he visited Suffolk this week.

The government’s agriculture bill came under fire for failing to focus enough on healthy food production as Suffolk farmers met this week.

Wines of the region can vie with the best in the world, Suffolk vineyard owners said as a report into England’s vine growing potential was released.

The best place to grow grapes for the world’s top tipples may soon be parts of East Anglia rather than the great wine regions of France, according to a new report.

An electrical and mechanical contracting firm has boosted its apprenticeship intake to a record-breaking 20 youngsters.

The organisation behind the Suffolk Show has joined forces with a hospice fundraising drive featuring a lovable fictional elephant.

A stalwart of Suffolk Young Farmers is stepping down after an incident which left her feeling ‘heartbroken’.

The boss of high street retailer Marks & Spencer said it was ‘on track’ to restructure its store portfolio as 100 branches close and newly remodelled stores open next year.

Brexit and Trump were among the topics under the microscope as TV journalist and raconteur John Sergeant took to the stage at a Suffolk black tie business event.

One of the ‘big beasts’ of the UK pubs and brewery industry has been praised by Suffolk business leaders as he prepared to step down next year after 14 years at the helm.

As many as half of a cycling retail chain’s stores could close, putting hundreds of jobs under threat.

The chancellor’s plans to cut business rates has been welcomed by business leaders as an “alarming” number of high street firms close across Suffolk.

UK onion sizes are smaller this year, with the crop falling by 40% in the face of extreme weather conditions, growers say.

Tory MPs are looking to chancellor Philip Hammond to raise party morale as he delivers what’s expected to be his final budget before the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

Six Suffolk and Essex rural businesses took top honours at a regional awards event celebrating the countryside’s diverse entrepreneurship at a ceremony in Ipswich.

Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has been named in Parliament as the businessman behind an injunction against the Daily Telegraph by Lord Hain.

EDF Energy has restated its commitment to building Sizewell C power station as its nuclear development boss outlined a timetable for the works.

Debenhams has unveiled plans to close up to 50 high street shops, putting around 4,000 jobs at risk, as profits plunged at the department store chain.

Many East of England businesses are unaware they are breaking the law when they fix or discuss prices with competing bidders when quoting for work, a survey has shown.

A Suffolk container transport firm has been bought out by its management team for an undisclosed sum.

A warehousing firm says it has seen encouraging growth in demand for its facility over the last year.

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