9 Jun 2021

UK government unlawful in awarding Covid contract to firm linked to Cummings

The High Court has ruled that a government decision to award a contract to a company run by former colleagues of Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove and former No 10 adviser Dominic Cummings was unlawful.

In a case brought by campaign group the Good Law Project,  a court found the decision to pay Public First over half a million pounds for market research could be seen as favouritism.

Dominic Cummings says the deal was rushed through to save lives at the height of the pandemic.