John celebrates town’s success in £20Million Levelling-Up Fund bid for Government cash

Weston’s MP John Penrose is celebrating today’s announcement that Ministers have approved the town’s multi-million pound Levelling Up Fund bid for Government cash. In summer last year, John supported North Somerset’s Levelling-Up Fund bid to turn Weston into a year-round destination by upgrading underused and vulnerable local heritage sites into “must…

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The Spectator: John Penrose urges DWP transparency

This article was published in The Spectator. Welfare reform is back in Westminster, with both Labour and the Tories now seeking solutions to deal with the 5.2 million on out-of-work benefits – a figure which The Spectator was first to pick up on. The Times today splashed on possible government proposals with Labour’s Jon Ashworth now accusing…

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Telegraph: John says PM should not drop plans for war on Whitehall red tape

This article was written by Nick Gutteridge, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT, and Christopher Hope, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, and originally published by The Telegraph. Rishi Sunak has dropped plans to rein in Whitehall bureaucracy by setting Government departments “red tape budgets’’. Ministers would have been handed binding annual targets limiting the total regulatory cost…

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Sunday Telegraph: EU trademark rules ‘must be axed to drive down prices’

This article was written by Nick Gutteridge, Political Correspondent and originally published in The Sunday Telegraph. RISHI SUNAK should ditch protectionist EU trademark rules to unlock a Brexit boon of cheaper clothes, toiletries and cars, senior Tories have said. Conservative MPs want the Prime Minister to scrap decades-old Brussels regulations…

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