Sajid Javid resigned as chancellor back in February 2020 after being told to sack his advisers.

Six months later he has taken up a job with US bank JP Morgan and will sit on their advisory council for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

But are there problems with a former government minister taking up such a role?

MPs are allowed to take on second jobs – and while some have argued that representing constituents should be a full time job, others say working in “the real world” keeps members of Parliament grounded in reality.

For ex-members of the government, however, taking on paid work is slightly trickier – particularly if they have only recently given up their ministerial red boxes.

If a former minister wants to start

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