Tough at the top

How is business in Ipswich? Are you feeling the effects of the economic downturn yet?

Paul A: Nationally, there are high-level issues like Woolworths, which has had a huge impact countrywide and locally. In terms of individual businesses, I insure a lot of the pub business locally - individual tenancies and sole traders who are running their own businesses. They are all under massive pressure at the moment.

Paul S: The feedback we have had from brokers in the region is that they are expecting th