The National Crime Agency has launched a fraud investigation into a PPE company linked to Michelle Mone and searched the Tory peer’s home. The NCA investigation is into PPE Medpro, a company that secured more than £200m in government contracts near the start of the pandemic without public tender. Mone approached Michael Gove, Lord Agnew and Lord Bethell on behalf of PPE Medpro. All were at the time ministers involved in pandemic procurement.
Michelle Mone’s husband has since admitted having a financial interest in Medpro. Mone recommended the firm for the government’s VIP lane, failing to mention her husband could benefit. Police are now assessing whether criminal offences were committed.