Day 1 - Understanding the UK’s new National Security and Investment Bill
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Darren Jones MP is the chair of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee. The committee is responsible for scrutinising the government across business, energy and industrial strategy policy and its public bodies (such as the Committee on Climate Change). It also undertakes inquiries and suggests policies to the government.
The BEIS committee supports workers and UK businesses by investigating a range of issues from workers rights, workplace safety and corporate governance to environmental policy, government assistance programmes and product safety.
Darren's priority as chair is that we ensure proper and effective support for businesses and workers during the pandemic, take proper action to recovery and grow the economy in a more equal and sustainable way, and ensure proper leadership at home and abroad on tackling climate change.
Jeremy is the Editor and Brussels Bureau Chief at the Public and Regulatory Report (PaRR). With a decade of experience covering Brussels legal and political scene, Jeremy is a journalist with roots working as a solicitor in the City of London.
Jeremy returned to legal sector journalism at PaRR from EurActiv, where he covered finance, trade and tech regulatory issues at the multilingual on-line news site. After working as a corporate litigator with Travers Smith Braithwaite, Jeremy became City correspondent for the Law Society Gazette. In 2005, he set up European Lawyer magazine’s Brussels bureau, and has covered regulatory and political issues affecting trade and competition freelance for Europolitics, the UK Press Association, Financial Times and Strategic Risk magazine.