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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Daily Express: UK’s economy could be ‘leapfrogged’ by other countries without serious reform, MP warns

This article was published in The Daily Express Britain’s economy could be left behind by more competitive international rivals unless Rishi Sunak’s government moves fast than its predecessors, a Conservative MP has said. John Penrose, MP for Weston-Super-Mare who is Competition Tsar said reforms to the government’s previously planned levelling…

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