2m
17 Dec 2020

Investigation claims PPE contracts went to companies with links to Tory party

Correspondent

In the desperate scramble to acquire scarce supplies of PPE, ventilators and Covid testing kits during the first wave of the pandemic – the government handed out hundreds of contracts worth billions of pounds.

An investigation carried out by the New York Times claims that much of that cash went to companies with links to the Conservative party, or with no prior experience in the field.