Made a donation to the Labour Party of £10,575 in July 2006 – the only donation T-Systems has ever made to a political party.
Shortlisted for contract on 25th October 2006.
KPMG also made one donation to the Tories in November 2004 – six months before the last election. The company also makes its staff available to the three London parties on a regular basis (donations in kind)
GNER began donating to the Labour Party in November 2004 in the run-up to the franchise renewal in May 2005. 8/11/04 - £5,449; 31/12/04 - £220; 8/2/05 - £7.050; 3/6/05 - £450; 10/7/05 - £470; 4/10/05 - £6,000; 7/11/05 - £5,000. The payments ended when GNER failed in a bid for the Integrated Kent Franchise. The government asked GNER to surrender its East Coast Main Line franchise in December 2006.
Paul Drayson (Powderject) donated £50,000 to Labour while the government was deciding who would get the contract (worth £20 million) to supply smallpox vaccines. Powderject won that contract.