Boris Johnson will outline a new three-tiered system of coronavirus restrictions next week as leaders press Downing Street to be consulted on lockdown measures.
The Prime Minister is expected to reveal the full details of the much-anticipated approach in a statement to the House of Commons on Monday, following criticism of the Government for not keeping MPs properly informed of changes.
After a meeting with Government officials, leaders of West Yorkshire councils wrote a joint letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak stating:
We are concerned by rumours in the media that we might be pushed into Level 3 of a new system set to be introduced, without any discussion or consultation, or without adequate economic measures put in place to support affected people and businesses.
Meanwhile Mr Sunak has said the expansion of the Job Support Scheme will protect jobs and provide reassurance and a safety net” for people and businesses across the UK in advance of a potentially difficult winter.