Daily Mail: John Penrose to lead competition review in light of pandemic, Brexit

Britain’s finance ministry said a review of the country’s competition rules would consider ways they could be improved as the economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and starts life outside the ambit of the European Union. A member of parliament, John Penrose, who previously worked for bank JP Morgan and…

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Mercury Article: A slight pause on our Local Plan campaign, whilst the Council goes through all the responses

The Council’s consultation on its plans for local transport and homes has just closed. Don’t worry if you missed it, because there’s a second round due later this autumn. But a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part, particularly the thousand-plus who wrote in to agreed with me that…

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Politics Home: Our high streets and town centres need a new lease of life

Tomorrow’s high street won’t be the same as it is today. What will it look like instead? Even before coronavirus, traditional high streets were struggling. A double-whammy of online shopping and out-of-town retail malls have been making life progressively harder every year. If you view shopping as a chore to…

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