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PPE bought via ‘VIP lane’ was on average 80% more expensive, documents reveal

Good Law Project finds items were priced up to four times higher by companies referred through scheme by UK ministers

PPE was on average 80% more expensive when the government bought it from firms referred through a special “VIP lane” by Conservative ministers, MPs and officials, new information has revealed.

The Good Law Project, which has long been investigating PPE deals during the Covid pandemic, said internal government documents showed that the unit price paid for items under VIP lane contracts was up to four times higher than average.

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