Telegraph: John Penrose warns an “absolute” cap on bills will reduce customer choice and competition

Theresa May is facing a backlash from senior Conservatives over her plans for a price cap on energy bills. Almost 20 Tory MPs, including three former cabinet ministers, have warned that her proposals for an “absolute” cap on bills will reduce competition between firms and “distort” the energy market. In a formal submission on…

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Telegraph: Sucking up flabby Euro-rights law is not the point of Brexit independence

An article for The Telegraph by SUELLA FERNANDES AND JOHN PENROSE We both voted in different ways in the referendum but, since June 2016, we’ve been united in trying to deliver the referendum decision. Whether you were a ‘remainer’ or a ‘leaver’ before, we’re all democrats above all; and that…

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Independent: John feels announced plans to scrap STVs are simply a “cosmetic renaming of rip-off default tariffs”

British Gas’ parent company Centrica plans to abolish its most common form of tariff – the standard variable tariff – to see off price caps threatened by the Government. SVTs have come under fire for being a costly alternative if customers do not opt for a specific fixed-term deal. On…

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