John asks questions about Government covid contracts.

Question by John to the Chancellor and Minister for the Cabinet Office: With reference to the National Audit Office report on Government procurement during the covid-19 pandemic, published 18 November 2020, [I would like to ask] whether the same standard of due diligence checks was carried out on potential suppliers…

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Actions Businesses should take to be ready for the end of the Transition Period

If you’re an exporter, below is a useful checklist of things to make sure you’re as ready as possible for the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1st 2021. In addition, the Government have a programme of webinars where businesses can get direct support from experts.Sign up at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-trades-with-the-eu

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Telegraph: Scrap HS2 and focus on ending broadband blackspots, Tory members urge PM

Working from home could see rates of intercity and commuter travel permanently affected. Conservative members have urged Boris Johnson to scrap HS2 and spend more on ending broadband and mobile blackspots. A report by the party’s official grassroots think tank highlights demands for the £100 billion scheme to be cancelled,…

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