Revealed: one in five peers advise private business while serving in parliament

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Analysis finds 169 peers working as advisers and 15 paid by foreign governments

One in five members of the House of Lords are working as consultants or advisers to private businesses at the same time as serving in parliament, the Guardian can reveal.

An analysis of the Register of Lords’ Interests shows 169 peers reported working as advisers earlier this year, with more than a dozen registering that they were also paid by foreign governments on top of the expenses they are entitled to as peers.

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