Coronavirus National & International

Government gives Greater Manchester £60 million support package

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The government is distributing £60 million support package for any businesses that has been affected by the coronavirus in Greater Manchester.

Boris Johnson has confirmed that the government will be distributing the extra funding as the region reaches the highest tier on Friday. The Greater Manchester region is the first area to be forced into tier three. Andy Burnham, the region’s Labour manager, stated that the £65 million was the “bare minimum to prevent a winter of real hardship”.

Mr Johnson stated he was very proud that the government has supported Greater Manchester with £1.1 billion for businesses, £50 million to tackle infections in care homes, £20 million for test and £22 million for local response. Another £22 million will be given to help enforce the new tier three rules.

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News credit: BBC

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