Sir Geoffrey Cox earned £54,000 working 45 hours at the international law firm Withers

Tory MP Geoffrey Cox raised £54,000 for 45-hour work, shows updated register of interests after being caught at the center of another jobs controversy

  • Sir Geoffrey Cox paid £54,404 for 45 hours at Withers International law firm
  • In total, the MP was paid £1,209 per hour spent working for the legal body
  • Revelations come as lawmakers warn they may face ‘earnings limits’ on other jobs
  • Mail reveals ex-AG advised British Virgin Islands on corruption case










Tory Grandi, at the center of a second jobs scandal, was paid £54,404 for 45 hours of work, it emerged last night.

Sir Geoffrey Cox The huge amount found in August, shows the updated Register of Financial Interests of MPs.

This means he received £1,209 an hour for the international law firm Withers – which pays him £400,000 per year as a ‘consultant global consultant’.

Sir Geoffrey Cox (pictured) received £54,404 for 45 hours of work in August, shows the updated Register of MPs’ Financial Interests

His earnings were published a week after the Daily Mail revealed how the former attorney general had voted remotely in parliament while advising the British Virgin Islands government on corruption in the Caribbean.

The Mail then found that Sir Geoffrey’s moonlight had earned him £5.5 million over the past decade as a barrister, calling for a crackdown on MPs’ outside earnings.

The revelation came as Dominic Raab warned lawmakers yesterday that they could face ‘earnings limits’ on other jobs.

His earnings were published a week after the Daily Mail revealed how the former attorney general had voted remotely in parliament while advising the British Virgin Islands government in the Caribbean on corruption.

His earnings were published a week after the Daily Mail revealed how the former attorney general had voted remotely in parliament while advising the British Virgin Islands government in the Caribbean on corruption.

The deputy prime minister told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that the amount earned and the number of hours spent could bring new limits on MPs’ work outside parliament.

He also acknowledged that the government has to work to restore morale.

On Wednesday, the Commons backed Boris Johnson’s proposals to ban lawmakers from seeking paid political consultations and limit the amount of time it takes to hold a second job.

But Chris Bryant, the chairman of the cross-party committee, told Sky News he was concerned that the government was “trying to bump everyone up into a set of proposals that weren’t really considered very well”. .

Furniture firm’s profit up 4,700 per cent from PPE deal

by daily mail reporter

A furniture firm saw its profits jump nearly 4,700 percent after Matt Hancock helped bag a £29 million contract to supply PPE.

The former health secretary had referred to the fast-track ‘VIP lane’ in May last year to Nottingham-based Monarch Acoustics Ltd, owned and operated by Stuart and Sophie Hopkin.

It was later awarded a £28.8 million government contract for the supply of surgical gowns.

Stuart Hopkin (pictured) and Mr Hancock failed to respond to MailOnline's questions

Stuart Hopkin (pictured) and Mr Hancock failed to respond to MailOnline’s questions

The company’s accounts show that the firm’s turnover increased from £9.8million in 2019 to £38million in 2020. The pre-tax profit also increased from just £267,000 to £12.6million in the same period.

And in 2020 he had £10.2million in the bank – up from £41,000 a year ago.

Hopkins, who makes up two of the firm’s three directors, lives in a detached house near Nottingham, which he bought in March for £1.1 million in cash without a mortgage.

Mr. Hopkin did not respond to MailOnline’s queries.

A spokesman for Mr Hancock said the allegations were ‘totally false’ and a government spokesman said ministers did not award contracts.

The Hopkins home in a lush village near Nottingham, which the couple paid £1.15 million in cash in March this year without needing a mortgage, is pictured here.

The Hopkins home in a lush village near Nottingham, which the couple paid £1.15 million in cash in March this year without needing a mortgage, is pictured here.

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