"If they were going to increase capacity, why not increases capacity and make more of your own tests at higher margin!!!!"
I am sure the emphasis will be on the higher margin tests, but with this Gov't diversity is not a bad thing, so another large scale test would keep the bank manager, investors and staff happy, less risk the better all round.
Likely they will now be rushing to get the MOU inked and signed, albeit with the usual caveats, no guarantee etc. etc.
However, how many UK companies can manufacture in sufficient quality and quantity??
Operation Moonshot will have a necessary bias towards UK companies with a second wave coming, as national supplies can be requisitioned by the domestic country, so foreign manufacture is inherently risky.
Even with caveats on an RNS, hold on tight folks!!