Minister accused over contracts

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Chris Grayling, the Employment minister, may have breached the ministerial code when his department awarded contracts to a firm that supported his private office, John Robertson, a Labour MP, has alleged.

Seven contracts to run the Work Programme where awarded to Ingeus Deloitte. A Deloitte subsidiary made a £27,978 donation in kind to Mr Grayling's office two years ago.

Mr Grayling's spokesman said civil servants awarded the contracts.