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NEWS ROUNDUP: Council tax rise & outdoor dining

 

Your latest news update for the region

More than half a million people have now been vaccinated against Covid-19 across the city region. Figures released by the NHS show 524,621 people in the region's six boroughs had received at least one dose of the vaccine by the end of February. This means more than a third of the city region has now been vaccinated against Covid-19, including 93% of pensioners.

People living in Sefton will see a bigger Council Tax bill hitting their doormats next month. At its Budget meeting, the council voted through a 4.99% council tax hike. Sefton Council says it has "navigated its way through 11 years of reduced funding" from central government.

Outdoor dining is set to return to Liverpool city centre streets this year as part of a wide ranging covid recovery plan. A consultation will also take place on closing some streets permanently to allow it to continue all year round.


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