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World Sheffield City Region expected to move to Tier 3, mayor due to announce

11:35  21 october  2020
11:35  21 october  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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The Sheffield City Region is expected to face tougher coronavirus restrictions, mayor Dan Jarvis is due to announce . The move would put a further 1.8 million people into Tier 3 - England's highest band of measures to fight a second spike of COVID-19. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick revealed

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The Sheffield City Region is expected to face tougher coronavirus restrictions, mayor Dan Jarvis is due to announce.

a person standing in front of a store: Mr Jenrick said there was a 'serious situation' in South Yorkshire © Imagebridge Mr Jenrick said there was a 'serious situation' in South Yorkshire

The move would put a further 1.8 million people into Tier 3 - England's highest band of measures to fight a second spike of COVID-19.

a group of people walking down a sidewalk next to a sign: There is speculation the Sheffield City Region could go into Tier 3 © Reuters There is speculation the Sheffield City Region could go into Tier 3

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick revealed Prime Minister Boris Johnson will also make a statement about the region and that the government and local leaders may be "on the cusp of an agreement".

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There have been rows between central government and local leaders as more areas are moved to the highest lockdown tier. Dan Jarvis, the mayor of the Sheffield City Region , said on Wednesday that South Yorkshire - Sheffield , Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham - will enter Tier 3 restrictions from

Robert Jenrick wearing a suit and tie: Mr Jenrick said they could be on the 'cusp of an agreement' with South Yorkshire © Sky News Screen Grab Mr Jenrick said they could be on the 'cusp of an agreement' with South Yorkshire

He told Sky News' Kay Burley: "It's not right for me to pre-empt a full statement that the prime minister and Dan Jarvis will make later today.

"But we have had very successful conversations with him and with the leaders in South Yorkshire.

"Again there's a serious situation there and rightly they wanted to take action.

"We've discussed that over the course of yesterday and early this morning and an announcement will be made shortly."

Mr Jenrick also denied relationships with some mayors were breaking down, after talks collapsed yesterday on financial support for Greater Manchester.

He said he held "very productive" talks with Mr Jarvis this week and added: "Those discussions are coming to a conclusion this morning, I hope."

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Sheffield City Region 's mayor said the measures were needed but called on the government to also help people understand how they can get out of Tier three What is Tier three ? The very high alert level is caused when there has been a significant rise in cases, so additional and stricter rules apply.

A police motorcyclist has died after being involved in a crash with a car while responding to an incident. South Yorkshire Police said the 40-year-old officer was responding to reports of a silver BMW failing to stop for officers in Ecclesfield, near Sheffield , at about 1pm on Tuesday when the collision took place.

But Lisa Nandy, Labour's shadow foreign secretary and MP for Wigan, said the situation turned into "chaos" in Greater Manchester when ministers gave local leaders "minutes to decide" whether to accept their final offer.

a person standing in front of a building: Greater Manchester will face tougher restrictions from Friday © Imagebridge Greater Manchester will face tougher restrictions from Friday

The row focused on how much support the government was willing to give the region to pay workers and firms hit by the move to Tier 3.

Mr Jenrick confirmed he was offering £60m and that it is "more than just on the table, it's there, it's got Manchester's name on it".

But that fell below what Mr Burnham said he needed to effectively subsidise the furlough scheme to top it up to 80% and was still less than what he claimed would be the lowest acceptable figure - £65m.

Ms Nandy said that extra £5m was well-needed because "many of our businesses are on their knees and our minimum wage workers have racked up significant amounts of debt" during the coronavirus pandemic.

She added it "genuinely feels like this government is now not only failing to help us, but is actively working against us to inflict harm on its own citizens".

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