Energy firm all set for decision by BEIS despite links found between MPs and company.

A firm led by Ukrainian businessman Alexander Temerko is behind the project to build a electricity cable from France to the UK.

Aquind has been criticised after it was revealed that two ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where the decision on the project will be made, have links to the company's owner.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is set to make a call soon.

However Richard Glasspool, an Aquind director, told Sky News that he doesn't see the money making "any difference" to the upcoming decision.

Read more: news.sky.com/story/energy-firm-seeking-government-approval-for-uk-france-power-cable-says-donations-to-tory-party-will-not-influence-decision-12322446

SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: www.youtube.com/skynews

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/skynews

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/skynews

Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/skynews

For more content go to news.sky.com and download our apps:

Apple: itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8

Android play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB

Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí www.youtube.com/channel/skynewsespanol

Watch video on channel "Sky News"
COVID -19: Kenya's COVID vaccine supply is dwindling.

COVID -19: Kenya's COVID vaccine supply is dwindling.

The UK government has promised to donate 9 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to countries in need. The head of Kenya's vaccine taskforce told Sky News his country has fewer than thirty thousand doses of COVID vaccine left, something he desc...

BREAKING: Record 689,313 people 'pinged' by NHS COVID app.

BREAKING: Record 689,313 people 'pinged' by NHS COVID app.

A record 689,313 people in England and Wales have been 'pinged' by the NHS COVID app - up 11.4% from the previous week. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: For more c...

UK summer temperatures may hit 40C

UK summer temperatures may hit 40C

Meteorologists are warning summer temperatures in the UK may hit 40c. It comes as the government announced it will spend £860m on flood defence schemes to help protect "thousands of homes and businesses". SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more ...

Watch live: Track the impact of global warming on the world.

Watch live: Track the impact of global warming on the world.

This data livestream shows in real time what is causing our environment to change. From the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere to how much the world has warmed because of human activity since the industrial revolution. Here’s a breakdown o...

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles thanks 'outpouring of love & support' after pulling out.

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles thanks 'outpouring of love & support' after pulling out.

America's superstar gymnast Simone Biles has thanked supporters after pulling out of two events at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follo...