UK Minister for Health Matt Hancock owns shares in NHS-approved firm

Health Secretary Matt Hancock owns shares in a company which was approved as a potential supplier for NHS trusts in England, it has emerged. In March, he declared he had acquired more than 15% of Topwood Ltd, which was granted the approved status in 2019. The firm, which specialises in the secure storage, shredding and scanning of documents, also won £300,000 of business from NHS Wales this year. A government spokesman said there had been no conflict of interest but the Labour party said there was "cronyism at the heart of this government".

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