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George Osborne delivered the Government's 2014 Budget to a jubilant House of Commons earlier today (19 March)

Budget 2014: George Osborne scraps alcohol duty escalator

By Luke Nicholls

Pubs across the UK can breathe a big sigh of relief today as Chancellor George Osborne has once again scrapped the punitive escalator for all alcohol duties and cut another penny off the price of a pint of beer in his 2014 Budget announcement. 

Chancellor George Osborne will make his 2014 Budget announcement at 12:30 GMT

Budget 2014: What can we expect from George Osborne?

By Luke Nicholls

The Chancellor George Osborne will today present 'a Budget for a resilient economy'. But with further calls for another beer duty cut and a reduction in VAT, hospitality professionals will undoubtedly be among those watching most closely.

Camera shy? Many chefs believe the 'food porn' culture can disrupt the dining experience

Camera shy: Should food photos be banned from restaurants?

By Luke Nicholls

Snap-happy foodies taking pictures of their meals with smartphones has become a common sight for restaurants worldwide, but for some chefs the practice has become a nuisance; disrupting the ambiance and often doing the presentation of the food an injustice. 

(Top-left to bottom-right): Ametsa, Social Eating House, Outlaw's at the Capital and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal were all triumphant this year

Michelin Guide 2014: Chefs celebrate new stars

By Emma Eversham & Luke Nicholls

With Michelin upgrading two restaurants to two-star status and awarding 15 restaurants with their first star, BigHospitality has caught up with some of the chefs who are celebrating their awards in the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014.

Social enterprise: Twitter has fast-become the go-to networking site for a large proportion of the restaurant industry

#SocialRestaurant: How to use Twitter effectively

By Luke Nicholls

They’re all on it. Big national chains, high-profile chefs and small emerging brands across the UK have realised the power of Twitter. But in the fast-moving world of social media, how can you use the networking site to convert followers to customers?

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