UK government unlawful in awarding Covid contract to firm linked to Cummings

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    The High Court has ruled that a government decision to award a contract to a company run by former colleagues of Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove and former No 10 adviser Dominic Cummings was unlawful.

    In a case brought by campaign group the Good Law Project, a court found the decision to pay Public First over half a million pounds for market research could be seen as favouritism.

    Dominic Cummings says the deal was rushed through to save lives at the height of the pandemic.

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