ANNA MIKHAILOVA: No 10 adviser owns shares in a firm awarded £1m in government and NHS contracts 

Eddie Lister, one of the Prime Minister’s most senior advisers, owns shares in a company that has won nearly £1 million in Government and NHS contracts, I can reveal. The Tory peer has more than £50,000 worth of shares in Johnson Controls, a US-based engineering firm whose UK branch has secured six public contracts since … Read more

Covid UK: Pregnant women should get Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, government advisors say

Pregnant women in Britain should be offered coronavirus vaccines, health bosses concluded today. Number 10’s vaccine advisory panel said real-world data from the rollout in the US had shown jabs made by Pfizer and Moderna were safe for expectant mothers.  Medics say it is ‘preferable’ mothers-to-be are offered one of the two jabs instead of … Read more

Covid UK: Pregnant women should get Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, government advisors say

Pregnant women in Britain should be offered coronavirus vaccines, health bosses concluded today. Number 10’s vaccine advisory panel said real-world data from the rollout in the US had shown jabs made by Pfizer and Moderna were safe for expectant mothers.  Medics say it is ‘preferable’ mothers-to-be are offered one of the two jabs instead of … Read more

Government watchdog Lord Pickles slams civil service ‘double jobbing’

Boris Johnson today backed Lord Pickles after the government watchdog warned over a lack of ‘boundaries’ in civil service links to business and said ‘excuses’ are being used to avoid checks. The PM said he ‘thoroughly’ agreed after the peer, head of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, delivered a damning assessment of the revolving door … Read more

Government refuses to back proposals to try and fix Child Trust Fund lockout

Setback for attempts to make it easier for parents of disabled children to access locked trust fund cash as government refuses to back proposals Peers put forward a plan which would not require parents to go to court   It would have given legal backing to proposals which cut forms and costs The current lockout could … Read more

Government hires Mitie to do 10,000 home visits every day to check if passengers are in quarantine

The £90m snooper army: Government hires private contractor Mitie to carry out 10,000 home visits every day to check if passengers are in quarantine after flying back to UK from overseas Extra manpower will dramatically increase the capacity for daily home visits  Mitie is tasked by Home Office to catch flouters not undergoing quarantine Overseas … Read more

Government WILL try to make Covid vaccines COMPULSORY for care home staff, Matt Hancock confirms

Government WILL try to make Covid vaccines COMPULSORY for care home staff, Matt Hancock confirms He argued workers have a ‘duty of care’ because residents are Covid vulnerable Five week consultation will now take place to see if move is practical and ethical Critics argue plan could pave way for mandatory vaccines in other sectors  … Read more

Government WILL try to make Covid vaccines COMPULSORY for care home staff, Matt Hancock confirms

Government WILL try to make Covid vaccines COMPULSORY for care home staff, Matt Hancock confirms He argued workers have a ‘duty of care’ because residents are Covid vulnerable By Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline Published: 14:12 BST, 14 April 2021 | Updated: 14:13 BST, 14 April 2021 Ministers will push for coronavirus vaccines to become … Read more

Foxtons sees sales surge while stashing away Government support cash

Foxtons sees sales surge and ploughs money into Boomin – but there’s still no hint of the estate agency returning millions borrowed from taxpayers Foxtons received nearly £7m in furlough support and business rate relief Other rival firms like Winkworths have vowed to repay the Government back Foxtons saw sales revenue rocket by 60% in … Read more

Covid UK: Public inquiry into government response ‘could take EIGHT YEARS’ says former judge

Public inquiry into coronavirus response could take EIGHT YEARS to complete, warns former judge who led Bloody Sunday probe Lord Saville suggested public inquiry into Covid could take seven or eight years The former judge conducted the inquiry into Bloody Sunday during the Troubles Boris Johnson has said there will be a time to learn … Read more