Northern Mayors have issued a joint statement on the Chancellor’s business package announcement:

“We are pleased that the Government has listened and recognised that any new system of restrictions must come with a substantial package of financial support.

“What has been announced by the Chancellor today is a start but, on first look, it would not appear to have gone far enough to prevent genuine hardship, job losses and business failure this winter.

“Mayors and Leaders from across the North will be meeting tomorrow to discuss it in more detail and we will make a further statement then.”

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Jamie Driscoll, Mayor of North Tyne

Dan Jarvis, Mayor of Sheffield City Region

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region


Article Published: 09/10/2020 17:27 PM