Its hotly anticipated report should be published in the coming months and is hoped will suggest how the government can “level up” the economy by distributing wealth evenly across the nation.
The new role will report to former Brexit chief negotiator Lord Frost – who is now the Cabinet Secretary.
He told Parliament this week: “We have high hopes of outside input into this process.
He added: “It is really important that we exercise that freedom in as useful and productive a way we can.”
He also used his appearance at the European Scrutiny Committee to slam “indoctrinated” UK officials for still operating like the bureaucratic EU.
A revolution was needed to “normalise” EU law still on Britain’s rulebook and return them to UK common law traditions, which are “lighter touch” and less risk averse, he claimed.
“We have internalised principles of EU law and EU ways of thinking about things for the last 50 years, which is harder to eradicate because it’s quite subtle.”
Since his role as chief Brexit negotiator ended in January, Lord Frost has stayed in Mr Johnson’s cabinet – taking a number of key roles.
In February he replaced Michael Gove as the UK chair of the partnership council – a body set up to settle disputes resulting from the trade agreement with the bloc.
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