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Jobs for their mates

Each week it seems another individual secures a role of vital public importance without any advertisement or fair process - and very often that individual has personal and political connections to Government.

It's high time we put a stop to it. Along with Runnymede Trust, we're taking Government to court.

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Cases

The NHS must fulfil its duty to young people

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Saiger Case

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Abingdon Health

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It’s time for an end to cronyism

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Operation Moonshot

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Clean Air Case

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Fight for transparency

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Legal action over A-Level results fiasco

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Procurement Case

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Money for Dominic Cummings’ mates

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Don’t let children go hungry this summer

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PPE: There needs to be an urgent inquiry

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Children will be left behind

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Prevent more fossil fuel developments

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Serious Shortage Protocols

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Withdrawal Agreement is illegal

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Benn Act

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Uber Case

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Monocle Case

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Miller Case

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Expose the DUP

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Dublin case

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Electoral Commission Challenge

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Electoral commission to appeal

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Secret Brexit documents

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Cherry Case

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Withdraw our Notification

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News

We’re in court tomorrow

Last week we were pleased to be granted permission from the court to bring our challenge with EveryDoctor against the Government’s decision to award PPE contracts to Pestfix (a pest control company), Ayanda (an opaque...

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The good news keeps coming on our procurement judicial review

Following permission being granted in our PPE cases earlier this week, we’ve now heard that we’ve also been granted permission to bring our challenge against the lucrative public affairs contract given to long-time associates of...

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Good news on our procurement judicial reviews

To bring judicial review proceedings you have to establish you have an arguable case. Courts have, in recent times, interpreted this as imposing a relatively high bar for judicial review proceedings; think of it as...

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The NHS must fulfil its duty to young people

“Doctors and experts all over the world agree on the healthcare that I and other trans people need. But in this country, it is impossible to get access to this care.” These are the words of...

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Jobs for their mates: We’re suing

Kate Bingham heads up Britain’s vaccine task force. She’s a venture capitalist with no public health experience, married to a Conservative minister. Dido Harding leads the Test and Trace system. She has no public health...

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Operation Moonshot: We’re suing

We have now issued judicial review proceedings challenging the ‘Operation Moonshot’, We are proud to bring this important challenge alongside EveryDoctor, Dale Vince and Ecotricity, and Aron Cohen of diagnostics.ai. For weeks now the Government has refused...

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The National Audit Office report: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Overnight the National Audit Office released its report into the investigation into Government procurement. What follows are the headlines of that report, so far as they relate to extant litigation of the Good Law Project. On...

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The US jeweller, the middleman, and the UK Government

Almost $50 million to one man. Not to supply PPE, because he didn’t. But to act as a middleman to sort the logistics for the jeweller from Florida whom the UK Government selected to supply...

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Permission granted – we’re going to court

Back in August, we announced that together with a cross-party group of MPs – Caroline Lucas (Green), Debbie Abrahams (Labour) and Layla Moran (LibDem) – we were launching legal action against Government for its persistent...

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Abingdon Health

The Government suppressed an official report that proved there were issues with rapid antibody tests purchased by the Department of Health. Leaked emails reveal the Government blocked Public Health England from publishing their findings until...

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Unpublished COVID-19 contracts

Our challenge to Government’s decision to hide COVID-19 spending has led it to disclose that the Department of Health has handed £17 billion worth of COVID-19 contracts to private companies since April. Fresh analysis by...

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We’re recruiting a Paralegal/Administrative Assistant

*Applications for this role are now closed.* If you have already applied for this role, we are currently reviewing your application. Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we have received, we may not be...

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We’re recruiting an Assistant to Jolyon Maugham QC

*Applications for this role are now closed.* If you have already applied for this role, we are currently reviewing your application. Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we have received, we may not be...

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It’s time for an end to cronyism

In August, the Conservative Peer Dido Harding was appointed as Head of the National Institute for Health Protection. The wife of a Conservative MP and friend of former Prime Minister David Cameron, Dido Harding didn’t...

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Cabinet contacts awarded COVID19 contracts

Yesterday we circulated extracts from leaked Governments proving the existence of special pathways by which “VIP” and “Cabinet Office” contacts could be awarded lucrative PPE contracts at the height of the pandemic – and at...

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Exposed: Special procurement channels for ‘VIPs’ and Cabinet contacts

Leaked documents seen by Good Law Project set out special pathways by which “VIP” and “Cabinet Office” contacts could be awarded lucrative PPE contracts at the height of the pandemic – and at inflated prices. Lord...

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Good Law Project forces HMRC to collect £1.5bn in VAT from Uber

Way back in April 2017, we announced we were going to take on HMRC’s failure to assess Uber to VAT which corroded public trust, not only in HMRC, but in politics more generally.  And it’s been...

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Operation Moonshot: A damp squib

The ‘Operation Moonshot’, Government’s grand plan to develop a rapid turnaround testing programme, has predictably fizzled out into a damp squib. In response to legal action by Good Law Project, Dale Vince, AI Diagnostics and EveryDoctor,...

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More money awarded to a pest control company

You may remember Crisp Websites Limited, trading as PestFix, the company with last reported net assets of £18,047.  On the 10th June, we sent a judicial review pre-action protocol letter to the Government asking why it...

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University Accommodation

We are looking to find university students who are stuck paying for their university-owned accommodation, despite their tuition having now moved online. If you’re affected, please contact [email protected] with the following info: What uni do you attend? What...

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They’re keeping us in the dark

The Government is keeping billions of pounds worth of COVID-19 contracts hidden from view. We know that the Department of Health and Social Care has awarded more than £11billion worth of contracts to private companies....

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Hanbury Strategy: They’re getting rich from COVID-19

A lobbying firm run by allies of Dominic Cummings was handed a contract worth £900,000 to conduct public opinion polling on the coronavirus pandemic. The contract was awarded to Hanbury Strategy without any advertisement or...

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The Government conceded

The Government has at last accepted it must review its outdated energy policy that has allowed fossil fuel projects to be forced through. This important concession from Government, which can be read here, followed judicial...

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Update: Operation Moonshot

On 24th September, lawyers acting on behalf of Good Law Project, EveryDoctor, and Dale Vince’s Ecotricity wrote to Government with two simple requests. We asked whether they had already awarded contracts in connection with the...

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Operation Moonshot

Boris Johnson announced yesterday plans for an enormous expansion of the national coronavirus testing programme, named “Operation Moonshot”, and estimated to cost “over £100bn” to deliver.  We support the need for increased testing capabilities. But the...

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These are times of high jeopardy for our democracy

“You cannot have freedom without a rule of law… And if you don’t have it, what you tend to get is corruption and that is death to freedom, it’s death to truth, it’s death to...

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Jacob Rees-Mogg

Yesterday in Parliament, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP was questioned over the PPE fiasco that has seen the Government spend hundreds of millions of pounds on protective equipment that can’t be used by the NHS. The contract...

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Why is Government refusing to publish contracts?

These are worrying times.  We know from Treasury documents that Government has approved a staggering and unprecedented £15 billion for PPE procurement to protect frontline staff. But what we see is implausible counterparties, staggering sums of...

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Another lucrative contract for friends of Gove and Cummings

How is it that Public First, long-time associates of Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings, have been awarded yet another contract, without any advertising or competitive tendering process? Although Government cancelled A-Levels and GCSEs in mid-March, it...

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Update: A-Level results fiasco

Thanks to the huge pressure placed on Government, in no small part thanks to Good Law Project and our supporters, Gavin Williamson has announced that the Ofqual standardisation algorithm will be withdrawn and grades awarded...

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Legal action over A-Level results fiasco

Today we have launched legal action against Ofqual over failings in the process for awarding A Level results. We have received hundreds of emails from devastated students, whose grades have been downgraded and who have lost...

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PPE masks not fit for purpose

The Government awarded a PPE contract worth £252 million to Ayanda Capital Limited, a ‘family office’ owned through a tax haven in Mauritius, with connections to Liz Truss. It is the largest PPE contract we...

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