UK Health Secretary says it was ‘absolutely appropriate’ to help ex-minister secure £178mn PPE contract during pandemic shortage

Follow RT on UK Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock has denied any wrongdoing after a report claimed he assisted with a former minister’s lobbying for government PPE contracts during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Times reported on Sunday that Hancock helped a former minister for civil society, Brooks Newmark, secure a £178 million ($250 […]

UK govt acted ‘unlawfully’ by not disclosing lucrative Covid-19 contracts for PPE in time for public scrutiny, High Court rules

Follow RT on The UK government acted unlawfully by not being transparent about contracts it awarded for millions of pounds worth of PPE, face masks, and medical gowns to help fight Covid-19, a High Court judge ruled on Friday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock was ruled to have breached his legal obligation to disclose details of […]

UK loses track of BILLIONS of pounds worth of crucial PPE, auditor says

Follow RT on The UK’s national auditor says the government doesn’t know where vital gloves, gowns and masks used to safeguard medics against Covid-19 are stored – and the missing personal protective equipment (PPE) is worth billions of pounds. Gareth Davies, the Comptroller and Auditor General at the National Audit Office (NAO), told a parliamentary […]

Swedish firm Klarna ‘irresponsibly encouraged’ credit use to ‘improve people’s mood’ during lockdown, UK ad watchdog rules

Follow RT on Klarna, a popular ‘buy now, pay later’ service, has received a slap on the wrist from the UK’s advertising watchdog for promoting credit-fueled shopping as a coping mechanism during the coronavirus pandemic. The Swedish bank, which offers a service that allows customers to make staggered payments for online purchases, became the subject […]