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Greater Manchester to get tier 3 Covid restrictions imposed after talks fail

PM set to impose England’s strictest restrictions as parties unable to agree on funding

Boris Johnson looks set to impose the strictest coronavirus restrictions in England on nearly 3 million people in Greater Manchester after a last-ditch attempt to strike a deal ended without agreement.

The communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced the talks had ended after several hours of fraught negotiations came down to a dispute over £5m in funding – or £1.78 per Greater Manchester resident, the Guardian understands.

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