One instance he mentioned – as an example of outsourced services failing to protect the public – is the coronavirus test and trace system awarded to a company whose chair is married to Tory MP John Penrose
Further charges of “cronyism” were made after Medacs, a firm owned by billionaire tax exile Lord Ashcroft (below left), was awarded a £350 million contract to provide temporary locum medics and workers for “laboratories or to assist the national testing programme in response to Covid-19”.
Ms Sabin adds that Medacs has been awarded other contracts by DHSC and councils for temporary health and care staff worth £380m since 2015, the year Lord Ashcroft left the House of Lords.
Medacs’s parent company…
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