Six former energy ministers have taken jobs in the energy sector since 2008. Each time, the appointments watchdog ruled they must not exploit the ‘privileged information’ they picked up in office. This did not stop their employers deciding they were worth hiring. In May 2012, Charles Hendry signed a deal for the UK to get geothermal electricity generated by Iceland. A year later he was installed in a £1,000-a-day job as director of Atlantic Superconnection, a firm building a 650-mile undersea cable to carry the electricity.
Daily Mail 3rd May 2016 read more »