The Sunday Times is reporting that according to leaked documents, Kate Bingham, chair of Boris Johnson’s vaccine taskforce, has charged taxpayers £670,000 for her own team of boutique PR consultants. Leaked documents also show that eight full-time consultants from London firm Admiral Associates are on the equivalent of £165K salaries.

Bingham, is married to Conservative MP for Hereford & Herefordshire South, Jesse Norman.

The claims also state that Alok Sharma, the business secretary, did not sign off the expenditure, which has cost around £500K already, with contracts running until the end of the year Instead, it was signed off by a civil servant.

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