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South Lincolnshire was considered to be moved down a tier but Health Secretary Matt Hancock says: 'We're not there yet'

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock says south Lincolnshire was "closely" looked at when making a decision on tiering.

In response to a comment from Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh, who was speaking on behalf of South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes, Mr Hancock said: "We did look very closely at the southern end of Lincolnshire.

"It's a long way from where the rates are incredibly elevated around Lincoln and the coast but unfortunately it wasn't possible to bring any of the lower tier local authority areas in Lincolnshire out of tier 3 and unfortunately over the border in Peterborough we have seen a very sharp rise.

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