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Anti-privatisation campaigners say new amendments protecting the NHS from future trade deal in the government's Trade Bill fall well short of what is needed - Credit: PA

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Trade bill NHS protections ‘not worth the paper it’s written on’, say campaigners

Anti-privatisation campaigners have criticised the government’s approach to the NHS in trade deals as the Trade Bill returns to the Commons. We Own It – a group campaigning for greater protections for the NHS against future trade agreements – say the government’s proposals for safeguarding the NHS “isn’t worth the paper it’s written on”. The criticism comes as the government produced an […]
Rachel Reeves, Keir Starmers shadow cabinet minister. Photo: BBC One. - Credit: BBC One

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Labour calls for probe into government’s Covid-19 contracts after leaked documents show they were given to ‘VIPs’

Labour is demanding an investigation into a leaked dossier which shows hundreds of millions of pounds worth of coronavirus contracts were handed to “VIPs”. Documents leaked by the Good Law Project, an anti-corruption watchdog, allegedly expose special procurement channels that allowed contractors to bid for work without needing to undergo the normal tendering process. The organisation – which has […]