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Covid contracts: why are courts needed for public to get answers?

Analysis: Cummings’ role in process of awarding Public First contract has only been revealed via legal challenge

In the terrifying, unprecedented onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, it did not make headline news that the government had suspended normal tendering processes for its spending of public money.

There were then delays in publishing many of the new multi-million-pound contracts, for test and trace, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other services. But as the contracts were published, the number of questions about which companies were winning work and why quickly grew.

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