Coronavirus: Pressure builds on Greater Manchester after Merseyside gets extra COVID funds

Merseyside has scooped an extra £30m in Tier 3 COVID-19 cash from the government, piling pressure on Greater Manchester's Andy Burnham to do a deal.

Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram - praised by Boris Johnson during the past week - announced that the new money is to support businesses hit by the lockdown.

It comes on of £14m already received to support the local Test, Trace and Isolate system and local enforcement efforts, making a total of £44m to compensate...
source: The Sky News

2020-10-18 03:32
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