The Socialist Health Association is appalled by reports that Kate Bingham, who heads up Boris Johnson’s vaccine taskforce, has charged the government £670,000, for what is described as a ’team of boutique relations consultants.’ Each consultant is reportedly paid £167,000 a year – more than the Prime Minister. There appears to have been no formal process to appoint Bingham to chair Britain’s vaccine taskforce.

This would appear to be a gross waste of public funds, which are desperately needed to fight the Covid pandemic.

The Sunday Times reported that Bingham had shared government documents to investors at a $200-a-head virtual conference – an appearance that was not signed off by ministers. At the same time, she manages private investments in companies developing coronavirus drugs.

We note that Ms Bingham, a venture capitalist, is married to Jesse Norman, a Tory Treasury minister, which only underlines the potential conflicts of interest.

The SHA calls for the pandemic to be fought through the NHS and other public bodies, and not to be outsourced to private interests.

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/kate-bingham-vaccine-tsar-runs-up-670000-taxpayer-funded-pr-bill/08/11/

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  1. Mike Young says:

    Scandalous waste of public money yet again

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