Norfolk firm Pasta Foods has been handed almost £3m in a grant and two separate loans from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in just two years. But do the deals represent good value for money and should the taxpayer effectively be asked to step in and help a private firm in such a way? Investigations editor David Powles reports.
The UK is missing out on vital investment in manufacturing to support offshore wind to Germany and other countries because of the current lack of clarity in the government’s future strategy for the sector, an industry champion claims.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has hinted that an interest rate rise is “drawing closer” as the economic picture continues to improve. But how much ground has the UK economy made since the financial crisis? Business editor Ben Woods investigates the state of the nation.
The new lights along Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile have been hailed as a bright indicator of the benefits brought by the tourism focused business improvement district (BID) brought in earlier this year.