Weston Mercury: Cribbs Causeway expansion will make ‘economic rebirth harder to achieve’ – John Penrose

Plans to expand Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway shopping centre will cost Weston’s economy millions of pounds, according to MP John Penrose. How would a Cribbs Causeway expansion affect Weston? £39million An expanded Cribbs Causeway could cost Weston’s businesses £39million, or 8.9 per cent of trade. £45million The £45million Dolphin Square project…

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Weston Mercury: Energy price cap bill signals end of ‘rip-off’ electricity prices

An end to ‘rip-off’ energy bills could become law, following a campaign by Weston-super-Mare’s MP John Penrose. He has been campaigning for the Government to put a cap on energy prices, as people who have not switched supplier are often paying far more than they would be as a new…

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MP says laws to deal with illegal traveller encampments ‘is too slow’ after Weston incidents during summer

Two Somerset MPs have called on the Government to provide councils with more powers to deal with illegal traveller encampments. Weston MP John Penrose and Wells MP James Heappey both spoke during a debate on the issue in Parliament this week. It follows a number of incidents during the summer…

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‘No energy bill price cap this winter’ says Ofgem

Ofgem has just announced that a price cap on energy bills proposed by the Prime Minister last week is unlikely to take effect before Winter (click here). But last week Business Secretary, Greg Clark, claimed it could be in place by Winter (click here). John Penrose MP said: “The Prime…

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