BrandRepublic: Govt to back advertising in recession

24 November 2008

LONDON - The Government has admitted that further curbs on advertising would harm its plans to keep the economy moving in order to limit the impact of the recession.

The downturn has strengthened the hand of ministers arguing against demands by campaign groups and MPs for restrictions on junk-food and alcohol ads.

Although both issues are officially still "under review", calls look certain to be rejected.
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