Former policing minister Sir Mike Penning MP accepts third ‘second job’ – worth £60k – with CBD firm that lobbied government

National World reports

The Hemel Hempstead MP will now earn more through outside employment than his £84,000 MP salary

A former policing minister has taken on a new ‘second job’ paying £60,000 per year with a CBD firm that has lobbied the government about creating a “premium cannabis industry” in the UK.

Sir Mike Penning, accepted a role with Tenacious Holdings Limited on 1 October. He will commit up to 18 hours per month to the job, according to the register of members’ financial interests

The Hemel Hempstead MP told NationalWorld that his constituents “will always come first,” and he is very pleased to help Tenacious Holdings “navigate the political and legislative landscape” around CBD.

New role is worth £5,000 per month

Penning has taken on a third ‘second job,’ as a non-executive director of Tenacious Holdings and will assist the firm with its work on CBD products and the wider cannabis industry. The job will involve up to 18 hours work in exchange for £5,000 per month.


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