22 Oct 2020

Labour MP tells government ‘there will be a cost to not acting sooner’ on Covid job support

The government says three more at-risk areas in England are being moved into Tier 2 restrictions: Stoke on Trent, Coventry and Slough will be put under the stricter measures from Saturday.

Discussions with other areas – including Nottingham and West Yorkshire – about moving into the highest tier 3 alert level are still going on.

We spoke to Lucy Powell, the Labour MP for Manchester Central and began by asking her what she thought of the new financial package to support jobs.