The Brexit Reform Revolution has Stalled

This article was written by John Penrose and originally published in The Telegraph In September 2020, Rishi Sunak (then the chancellor) commissioned me to write an independent report on how the UK’s approach to competition and consumer issues could be improved. The pandemic was scarring our economy and the Brexit transition…

Read More

Building new wind farms & solar plants takes years longer than it should…

This article was written by John and originally published in The House magazine. Depending on your point of view, ‘green technology’ is either one of those mythical creatures that would come to humanity’s rescue if only it could first be found and caught, or an unreachable obsession that’s always just…

Read More

Conservative Home: Universal Credit must be reformed to address the cost-of-living crisis

This article was written by John and originally published on All through the pandemic, Universal Credit (UC) was the dog that didn’t bark. No matter what happened with furlough, ‘bounceback loans’ or dozens of other one-off schemes to minimise the economic damage of a once-in-a-century medical emergency, UC carried on…

Read More