Matthew Hancock

Matt Hancock: Why I resigned

Dear Prime Minister, I am writing to resign as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. We have worked so hard as a country to fight the pandemic. The last thing I would want is for my private life to distract attention from the single-minded focus that is leading us out of this crisis.

Matt Hancock: why I’m backing Boris

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, dropped out of the leadership race last week and had been mulling whether to support Michael Gove (odds: 25/1) or Boris Johnson (1/5). In the end, he went for Boris. In an article in The Times, he says more. Here’s an edited extract. Central to my outlook is that we need

Ten ways the Tories have helped small businesses

New year is the time when we reflect on the year gone by and look forward to the year ahead. For small businesses, it is no different. 2013 was the year when small business really started motoring again, after Labour’s Great Recession. But there is more to do. Because although our recovery is real, it