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Sam Bright is Byline Times’ Investigations Editor

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EXCLUSIVE Vulnerable People in Deprived Areas Waiting a Month for Housing Benefit

, 30 October 2020
These waiting times are likely to increase difficulties for individuals already on the sharp end of the Coronavirus pandemic, reports Sam Bright

‘High Profile’ Government Contacts Given Priority in PPE Procurement, Leaked Documents Reveal

, 29 October 2020
Questions should be asked about “whether politically connected ‘VIPs’ benefitted from lucrative inside information”, says the director of the Good Law Project, which was handed the documents

EXCLUSIVE Outsourcing Giant Paid £1,800-A-Day for Test and Trace Role

, 28 October 2020
The Government shelled out £120,250 for a senior Test and Trace consultant to work for 66 days, Sam Bright reveals

EXCLUSIVE Outsourcing Brexit: £180 Million in Cabinet Office Contracts for Corporate Giants

, 26 October 2020
Huge Government contracts for the delivery of Brexit have been awarded to the same outsourcing behemoths making a mint from Coronavirus, reports Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE £40.5 Million in PPE Contracts Awarded to ‘Micro’ Firm

, 26 October 2020
The company has £134,500 assets yet has been awarded contracts worth tens of millions by the Government, reports Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Half a Billion Pounds in Government PPE Deals Goes to Conservative Backers

, 25 October 2020
The Shadow Cabinet Office Minister has condemned the awarding of procurement contracts to Conservative-linked firms without competition as ‘outrageous’

EXCLUSIVE Hotel Carpeting Company Grabs £5 Million in PPE Deals

, 24 October 2020
The firm has £20,000 in assets and supplies carpeting and tiling for hotels, offices and boats, reports Sam Bright

EXCLUSIVE Miami Fashion Designer Awarded £148 Million in PPE Contracts

, 23 October 2020
In the first of a new series of procurement exposés, Sam Bright reveals how a Florida-based fashion brand founder has been awarded huge deals by Boris Johnson’s Government

Rogue Cummings Should Face Questions from MPs, says Report

, 22 October 2020
Boris Johnson’s chief aide has amassed unprecedented power and should be held to account, a new report suggests

EXCLUSIVE Business Associate of Government ‘PPE Tsar’ Awarded £300,000 Contract

, 20 October 2020
The man leading the Government’s personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement has seen an internal contract handed to a close business associate

The Government Tightening Its Belt with the North will Keep Us All in this COVID Chaos

, 19 October 2020
By curtailing the furlough scheme, Rishi Sunak has undermined the trust on which Coronavirus restrictions operate, argues Sam Bright

Is the Government in Breach of its Own Anti-Corruption Strategy?

, 16 October 2020
Sam Bright reports on how Boris Johnson's Government appears to be violating several elements of its own anti-corruption agenda

EXCLUSIVE £2.3 Billion of PPE Supplied by Company With Just 25 Employees

, 15 October 2020
The company has supplied a fifth of the Government’s PPE stockpile, yet virtually none of the contracts are publicly available, reports Sam Bright

Despite its 80-Seat Majority, Boris Johnson’s Government is Rudderless

, 14 October 2020
The Prime Minister has no guiding ethos other than self-aggrandisement, a fact that has plunged the Government and the country into disarray, argues Sam Bright

Government Dodges PPE Procurement Scrutiny

, 13 October 2020
Boris Johnson’s administration is stubbornly refusing to answer questions from MPs about the PPE procurement scandal, reports Sam Bright

From Hostile Environment to Prison Island

, 2 October 2020

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