Councils feel 'punished' by COVID-19 restrictions

By Martin Ford | 01 December 2020

Councils have reacted with ‘surprise, dismay and disbelief’ as vast swathes of the country face up to life under the harshest COVID-19 tier.

The new system has come into force after the Government abandoned its approach of consulting councils and MPs, lumping large areas in tiers together, following county boundaries in most cases.

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