Boris Johnson considers axing network of business councils

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Business leaders involved in the committee believe that Boris Johnson may consider creating a consolidated new committee of business advisers
// Many business leaders might have to renounce their roles as advisers to the PM as part of a shake-up
// The network of 5 business councils led by private sector bosses including Tesco’s Dave Lewis
// The PM has reportedly made no attempt to reactivate the network following the general election

Downing Street officials reportedly want to overhaul the network of five business councils set up in November 2018 by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May.

The network of five business councils led by private sector bosses, including Tesco boss Dave Lewis, is set to be dismantled as a result of the overhaul, Sky News reported.

The PM has reportedly made no attempt to reactivate the network following the general election, despite holding one meeting with the council’s co-chairs last October.


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Meanwhile, business leaders involved in the committee believe that the PM may consider creating a consolidated new committee of business advisers in the coming months to replace the current system.

The five business sector councils comprises 70 members and are scheduled to meet twice annually with the PM.

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