John’s full Beesley Lecture – Power to the people

On 7th October, John was invited to deliver the first of the prestigious annual Beesley Lecture Series. Building on his Government-commissioned report Power to the People, John outlined the state of competition policy, described upcoming challenges for regulators and set out how regulatory reform can best meet those challenges. John also…

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Weston Mercury: #ThereWithYouThisWinter: Weston MP to call for lower energy price cap

Weston’s MP has said that a spike in energy prices could not have come at a worse time following the Covid pandemic and has pledged to push for a more affordable energy price cap to help reduce fuel poverty. As part of its #ThereWithYouThisWinter campaign, the Mercury recently published figures from…

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Weston’s MP Welcomes Government Cash to Build Up, Not Out in Central Weston

Weston’s MP, John Penrose, has welcomed Government cash for new homes on a brownfield site in central Weston. Ministers have given just over £1million for new homes on the old Police Station site in Walliscote Place. It is the latest instalment of almost £7million they’ve already provided to improve the…

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Utility Week: Penrose calls for ’emergency circuit breaker’ in price cap

The MP who led the charge for the energy price cap has called for further reform of the mechanism to tackle the so-called loyalty penalty. John Penrose, delivering the annual Beesley Lecture, hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs today (7 October), implored Ofgem to ape rules introduced by the…

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The Energyst: John Penrose calls for Energy Price Cap overhaul

Beleaguered energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng won the support of Britain’s power bosses today, reassuring them that vulnerable consumers would be continue to be protected, as he warned that more suppliers are set to quit UK retailing. Speaking at EnergyUK’s annual conference, the minister repeated his three principles to overcome Britain’s crisis,…

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