Government accused of wasting taxpayers’ money paying over odds for PPE from China

Ministers have been accused of paying over the odds for personal protective equipment (PPE) after rejecting an offer from a British business to supply surgical gowns to deal directly with its Chinese supplier instead. The start-up’s three employees spent a week and about £10,000 sourcing the items, including paying distributors in China to translate specifications to […]

Dithering officials are holding back the next wave of innovation

In 2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved a genetically modified variety of potato bred by the German company BASF. The European Commission decided not to decide. So BASF went to court and won. The commission launched another evaluation. The EFSA...