SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has joined the criticism being voiced over the Government’s decision making over support and resources.

On the floor of the House of Commons last night, Tim slammed the Government for awarding billions of pounds in contracts for PPE while providing no support for people who have been excluded from the Government financial support schemes.

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Tim said: “What is galling for so many people is the £10.5 billion of contracts given out without proper tender processes and without transparency.

“If we contrast that with the 3 million people in this country - people who have been self-employed for a short time, company directors of small, limited companies and many others - who have been completely excluded from support.

“A small fraction of that amount of money would have kept food on their tables and a roof over their head.”

This week the National Audit Office (NAO) reported that £10.5bn worth of Government contracts were awarded ‘directly without a competitive tender process’.

The Government have been criticised by the NAO for ‘a lack of transparency and adequate documentation of some key decisions, such as why particular suppliers were chosen or how government identified and managed potential conflicts of interest’.