|Matt Hancock has allocated £10 BILLION to test and trace but local authorities have only been given £300 million of this.|
It’s a joke that strapped local authorities aren’t getting help when THEY’RE the ones doing contact tracing best, while private companies are potentially getting billions to fail again and again.
They should get this money to grow their vital work IMMEDIATELY. You can help to get a safe track and trace system in England, one that could allow us to keep coming out of lockdown for good, and avoid a “long and bleak winter”.
We haven’t got long to make sure that Hancock ends the contracts and gives money to local teams instead. Council leaders and the Labour Party have joined the call, so now it’s time to ramp up the pressure.