Boris Johnson is poised to axe network of business councils –
Dozens of business leaders could be forced to relinquish their roles as advisers to the prime minister as part of a shake-up of Boris Johnson’s engagements with industry bosses.
Sky News has learnt that Downing Street officials are keen to overhaul the network of five business councils set up in November 2018 by Mr Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May.
Although Mr Johnson held one meeting last October with the council co-chairs – including the technology entrepreneur Brent Hoberman, Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis and Sir Ian Davis, the Rolls Royce Holdings chairman – City sources said on Thursday that there had been no attempt to reactivate the network since December’s general election.
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