Embattled Johnson assembles new slate of business advisors | Business News
The bosses of some of Britain’s biggest companies have been invited to advise Boris Johnson amid suggestions that some executives are taking a more cautious approach to an affiliation with the embattled prime minister.
Sky News has learnt that Downing Street has issued invitations to corporate chiefs in recent days about holding regular meetings on the economy with Mr Johnson in 2022.
Significantly, the invitations described the initiative as a joint one with Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, which some business leaders suggested might be an attempt by Number 10 officials to make membership of the new committee more palatable.
Shell boss Ben van Beurden is among those who have been sounded out
Among those sounded out about joining the new council are Ben van Beurden, the Shell chief executive; Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, the founder of Redington, a pensions and insurance…