UK markets open in 35 minutes
  • NIKKEI 225

    29,357.82
    +26.45 (+0.09%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    28,648.28
    +10.82 (+0.04%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    65.00
    +0.29 (+0.45%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,818.20
    +2.50 (+0.14%)
     
  • DOW

    34,548.53
    +318.19 (+0.93%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    40,303.57
    -888.00 (-2.16%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,456.88
    -14.54 (-0.99%)
     
  • ^IXIC

    13,632.84
    +50.42 (+0.37%)
     
  • ^FTAS

    4,032.10
    +20.59 (+0.51%)
     

Labour MP on Matt Hancock 'cronyism' accusations

Accusations of "cronysim" against the Tories have widened further after it was revealed Matt Hancock has shares in a family company which has contracts with the NHS. A government spokeswoman said the health secretary had acted “entirely properly in these circumstances” and “in accordance with the ministerial code”, but Labour’s shadow minister Jonathan Reynolds has called on the government to take action to tighten the rules governing ministers.