Like the Guardian, the Times report on the Sarah Everard case focuses on police efforts to reassure women they are safe walking the streets. The front page also reports that consultants and contractors profiting from the test-and-trace system are being offered advice from civil servants on how to apply for honours such as MBEs. The Times says the invitations to put forward staff for recognition came as Sir Nicholas Macpherson, permanent secretary at the Treasury until 2016, called the £37bn test-and-trace system the “most wasteful and inept public spending programme” ever.
The Guardian leads on the same story quoting a senior government source as saying: “There are a variety of different ways to do this. The question is whether the US administration is ready. The ball is in the US’s court. It takes two to tango.”