Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-09-24

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This page last updated on 24 September 2020

SIBA warns 'Breweries and wet led pubs are once again being left behind by the Chancellor's measures'

RESPONDING to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Coronavirus financial support announcement, James Calder, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers:- "The Chancellorís announcement that a new job support scheme for people in work will be introduced from November is welcome and will protect jobs, however it does not address the serious issues facing the brewing and hospitality industries which have been amongst the worst impacted by Coronavirus. Without targeted support for the beer, brewing and broader hospitality industry, which has been specifically targeted by new restrictions, then we will see widespread business closures of breweries and pubs. Breweries have not had access to any of the business grants available to other hospitality businesses during Coronavirus and to avoid further business closures it essential that a targeted support package is introduced by Government. Equally whilst the extension of the VAT cut for hospitality is welcome for many pubs, it does not apply to beer or alcohol sales so is not available to wet led community pubs which do not serve food. Breweries and wet led pubs are once again being left behind by the Chancellor's measures and without urgent support many will not survive the vital Christmas period."

Responding to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Winter Economic Plan

RESPONDING to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Winter Economic Plan, the Director of Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS), Dr Faiza Shaheen said:- "Rishi Sunak's statement today will prove too little too late for those who have already lost their jobs,and for the sector's hardest hit. It also lacked critical details about how his so-called plan will create new 'viable' jobs. What Britain needs is a real budget that sets out how departmental spending would boost a recovery, generate jobs and provide real 'level up' equality. Instead, the budget has been cancelled. We need more vision and a real industrial strategy. Instead what we keep getting is a short term plaster over a long term gaping wound in the economy. The Conservative's approach to the economy is increasingly looking chaotic and reactionary, to the detriment of our livelihoods and this country's long term economic health."

"Chancellor's new Winter Economic Plan marks significant step forward, but more help needed" say FSB

RESPONDING to Chancellor Rishi Sunak on the Governmentís the speech about the new Winter Economic Plan, Michael Sandys, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Area Leader for Liverpool City Region, said:- "There are many measures to welcome here that will make a real difference. It's particularly encouraging to see that all small businesses will be able to access the new job support scheme without facing excessive paperwork, with a guarantee of help for the next 6 months. News of the 'Pay as You Grow' approach will mean relief for hundreds of thousands of firms, giving them the confidence to invest and hire today rather than tomorrow, providing a crucial option to suspend repayments for 6 months. We called for an extension to the deadline for emergency finance facilities and that extension has rightly been delivered today. The assurance on credit ratings will be hugely welcomed by many worried small business owners. On the tax side, the greater space being promised on deferrals and the maintenance of the 5% VAT rate for hard hit sectors are much needed, promising to shore up demand for firms that are especially struggling. The extended deadlines for deferrals of VAT and self assessment tax bills will help avoid cliff edges in the future. We look forward to more details on the successor to the self employment income support scheme. Itís right to provide support to the self employed equivalent to that offered to employees, and the scheme should be opened up to those excluded from the first round of support measures. We are concerned that the Chancellor had nothing to say today on support for those who were left out of the first round of support measures, not least the newly self employed and company directors. The Government urgently needs to come forward with an emergency relief package for these groups which have dutifully paid their taxes and deserve help too. Equally, local lockdown grants in all four nations should now be extended to firms forced to closed that were counting on reopening in the coming weeks, but now face the most difficult of winters. Today's statement is a very welcome and significant step forward, but there must be more to come."

Total UK cases COVID19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 6,634 cases and the total number now stand at 416,363, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 40 according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is 41,902.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 1,542. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 228. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 266.

In England, there are a total of 358,557 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 73,988 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-  
Liverpool, 4,911 confirmed cases.


Halton, 1,170 1,114 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 1,704 1,616 confirmed cases.


Sefton, 2,389 2,288 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 1,861 1,806 confirmed cases



Wirral, 3,352 3,220 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to100 100 over  

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

lackburn with Darwen, 2,475 confirmed cases.

1,307 confirmed cases.

4,283 confirmed cases.

2,334 confirmed cases.

Cheshire East,
2,767 confirmed cases.

Cheshire West and Chester, 2,505 confirmed cases.

11,063 confirmed cases.

6,308 confirmed cases.

Oldham, 3,867 confirmed cases.

Preston, 2,012 confirmed cases.

3,043 confirmed cases.

2,724 confirmed cases.

2,495 confirmed cases.

2,747 confirmed cases.

2,112 confirmed cases.

2,131 confirmed cases.

3,059 confirmed cases.

Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of COVID19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.

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