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Hugh Robertson, the MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, has been promoted following the departure from the DCMS of John Penrose and will now take on responsibilities for tourism

Hugh Robertson promoted to take on Government tourism role

By Peter Ruddick

Hugh Robertson has been promoted to the role of Minister for Sport and Tourism within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and will now be the main contact in Government for the hospitality and tourism industries following the departure...

Travelodge chief executive Grant Hearn decided that the hotel should return to the BHA after a two year absence

Travelodge rejoins the British Hospitality Association

By Emma Eversham

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has decided to rejoin the British Hospitality Association (BHA) to help support it with a number of aims, including cutting VAT and creating more jobs within the sector. 

Pubs' adaptability should put them at the heart of the high street revival

BBPA: Pubs are key to high street revival

By Tom Allsop & Becky Paskin

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has claimed that pubs should play a central role in government plans to create more prosperous and diverse high streets.

BBPA: The beer tax escalator will see more pubs struggle

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Pub closure rate slows, but beer tax hike imminent

By Becky Paskin

The rate of pub closures has slowed to 25 per week, although government plans for a 7 per cent rise in beer tax in next week’s budget could prolong damage to the sector.

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