Hotline: National Savings drops Sir Alan Sugar from ad campaign, Friday, 10 July 2009 12:00AM

National Savings & Investments has dropped Sir Alan Sugar from its ad campaigns, created by Chick Smith Trott, after he accepted a role as a government advisor. The state-owned bank has had to end its relationship with the star of The Apprentice because Cabinet Office rules prohibit the use of political figures in government advertising.

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