Clipper Logistics, founded by Tory donor Steve Parkin, will now receive £4.5m to burn PPE including gowns, and surgical gloves that did not meet NHS standards, sparking criticism from opposition parties over alleged contract cronyism in the country.
Two years ago, Clipper Logistics, one of the UK’s leading storage and delivery groups, received £11m of taxpayer money to deliver PPE kits, among £3.5bn-worth of emergency Covid contracts that went to Tory-linked firms, according to Labour.
The manner in which the government fast-tracked applications for Covid contracts from suppliers with connections to ministers and officials has since been ruled unlawful by the High Court.
Clipper Logistics has been handed a £4.5m contract to incinerate gowns, goggles and gloves that are among an estimated £4bn worth of PPE gear deemed too ineffective to be used, according to the Mirror.
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