12 Apr 2021

Government orders independent inquiry into Cameron lobbying

Economics Correspondent

The government has ordered an independent inquiry into the lobbying work by former Prime Minister David Cameron on behalf of the finance firm Greensill Capital, which has now gone into administration.

The review, to be led by lawyer Nigel Boardman, will look into how contracts were secured and how business representatives engaged with government.

Mr Cameron, who has insisted he hasn’t broken any lobbying rules, did say that he should have contacted ministers through “formal” channels.