Matt Hancock broke the Ministerial Code by failing to state that his sister’s company became an approved supplier to the NHS in 2019.

The Secretary of Health has a 20 percent stake in Topwood, a Wrexham-based shredding company which is run by his sister and brother-in-law.

In a report released yesterday, Lord Geidt, the independent ministerial adviser, decided that Hancock had duly declared his financial interest in the company earlier this year. </ However, Geidt said that Hancock's failure to explain that his sister's company received a framework contract with NHS Shared Business Services in 2019 was a technical breach of the Ministerial Code as his close family member's involvement would have been viewed as a conflict can