‘Now is the time’: top experts join call for PM to launch Covid inquiry

Exclusive: King’s Fund and Institute for Government challenge Boris Johnson’s refusal to start investigation

Boris Johnson’s refusal to trigger a public inquiry into the UK’s handling of Covid is facing a fresh challenge as some of the country’s leading experts in government and healthcare demand the launch of an immediate investigation.

The Institute for Government (IfG), whose leadership includes the former Conservative cabinet minister David Lidington and the former Labour science minister Lord Sainsbury, will call on the prime minister to set up a statutory public inquiry in May, with hearings to start in September.

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