Hunt pockets £20,000 from private health boss who bagged £7.3m NHS contract

Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has pocketed £20,000 from a private health boss who bagged a £7.3m NHS contract on his watch.

Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has pocketed £20,000 from a private health boss who secured a £7.3 million NHS contract when he was Health Secretary.

The latest Register of Interests reveals donations from Mustafa Mohammed, the owner of private dentistry firm Genix Healthcare who has given the Conservatives nearly £400,000 and dined with the Prime Minister.

Genix Healthcare successfully bid for £7.3 million worth of NHS contracts when Jeremy Hunt was Health Secretary. Hunt has previously claimed that “privatisation is not happening”.

Accounts for Genix also show that it was ultimately owned offshore in Dubai until late last year. Its ownership structure is now unclear after shares were transferred to a dormant UK company that is yet to file any accounts.

In recent weeks Hunt received another £10,000 from Mohamed Amersi, the founder of an investment firm called Inclusive Ventures which is also based in Dubai. Filings for a UK branch of the business that has since been dissolved show that Amersi owned the business via a trust based in the British Virgin Islands.

Amongst those puzzled that Hunt is raising funds despite his own personal wealth is one of his donors, Nadey Hakim. Hakim told the Today Programme last week that Hunt is “a much richer person than you and me as you know, so he doesn’t really need that amount of money”.

There is no suggestion of wrongdoing on the parts of Jeremy Hunt or any of his donors.

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