GLOBAL NEWS: Countries must co-ordinate to reveal shell company owners, fight money laundering: U.K. MP

Effectively tackling the challenge of money laundering will require countries to co-ordinate their laws so they can force the owners of shell companies involved out into the light, says the U.K.’s point person on anti-corruption. In an interview with the West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, John Penrose, who is the U.K. Minister of State…

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The Telegraph: Taking no deal off the table could torpedo Brexit completely

No-one wants a World Trade Organisation ‘no-deal’ Brexit, right? So why not rule it out now, once and for all. Wouldn’t that be safer, and let everyone calm down? Well no, not really. Taking the option off the table wouldn’t just massively weaken the Prime Minister’s negotiating position. It could…

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The Times: John Penrose calls for developers to pay council tax on unused sites

The government should have the power to levy council tax on building sites straight after a developer gets planning permission, a former Cabinet Office minister has suggested, claiming that it would help to speed up the supply of new homes. John Penrose, a Conservative MP and co-chairman of the all-party…

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