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BBC News published this video item, entitled “North England’s leaders warn region will be “plunged into hardship” without more help – BBC News” – below is their description.
Mayors and community leaders in the north of England say the financial help being offered by the government isn’t enough to protect their communities from hardship – as parts of the country face tougher Covid-19 restrictions. Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester warned that many businesses in the north were on a knife edge. Along with leaders in Liverpool and Sheffield he has warned that the region will face genuine hardship without more financial support. The government is expected to announce ane system of tiered restrictions – with areas facing different rules depending on how quickly cases are spreading. Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News reporting by political correspondent Chris Mason.BBC News YouTube Channel
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For full details, see the UK government announcement here.