Terms of Tier 3 ‘not a done deal’ ahead of meeting this afternoon

 Terms of Tier 3 ‘not a done deal’ ahead of meeting this afternoon

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The terms of a deal to move Gedling borough, as well as other areas of Nottingham into Tier 3 local lockdown restrictions are still ‘not a done deal’, sources close to the talks have said.

The financial support councils receive, as well as which venues will be told to close are two of the sticking points. 

It is understood talks will resume at 3pm today, between the Government and the leaders of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Gedling, Broxtowe and Rushcliffe. 

It is also understood there remains considerable opposition from some parties to the terms being offered by the Government.

Sources familiar with the talks have said due to the ongoing differences of opinion, the terms of the restrictions were ‘definitely not a done deal’

It will be the third round of meetings since talks officially started on Thursday, October 22. 

After the meeting on Thursday, people familiar with the negotiations said it was possible it could be formally announced in Parliament today, before coming into effect on Wednesday, October 28.

Although this time frame technically remains possible, it would require agreement from the leaders at the meeting today (Monday, October 26), and for the rules to be laid out in Parliament this evening.

It is understood the geography of the new restrictions is not one of the issues which the leaders are still discussing, suggesting Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Newark and Sherwood will all remain in Tier 2.

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