GREATER Manchester will be forced into stricter coronavirus controls after talks between the Government and civic leaders concluded without an agreement.

The measures could come into effect as early as Saturday.

The region's mayor Andy Burnham held last-ditch talks with the Prime Minister earlier on Tuesday aimed at securing additional financial support for his consent on new restrictions.

But Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the discussions have concluded "without an agreement" and accused the mayor of being "unwilling to take the action that is required".

Pubs and bars will be closed, unless they are serving substantial meals, for a 28-day period, along with betting shops, casinos, bingo halls, adult gaming centres and soft play areas.

Downing Street was unable to immediately confirm when the measures would come into effect.

Mr Jenrick said in a statement: "I'm disappointed that despite recognising the gravity of the situation, the mayor has been unwilling to take the action that is required to get the spread of the virus under control in Greater Manchester and reach an agreement with the Government.

"I have therefore advised the Prime Minister that these discussions have concluded without an agreement."

The Cabinet minister issued Greater Manchester leaders an ultimatum on Monday night warning that if a deal could not be reached by midday then the Government would have to act.

The Government offered £55 million but Greater Manchester demanded £65 million, a source said.

Whitehall increased its offer to £60 million but Mr Burnham refused to budge, leaving Government sources accusing him of "intransigence".

"It was his pride that got in the way of striking a deal," a Government source said.

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said local leaders had asked for £65m but would now get less than £60m.

"After 10 days of talks and billions and billions spent during this crisis, it is quite something that the deal fell over down to a gap of 5 million," she tweeted.

"This is not a happy episode for either side."

It is not yet clear how much financial support the region will receive.

The new measures could lead to the closure of more than 1,800 pubs and 140 wine bars, as well as 277 betting shops and 12 casinos, according to the real estate adviser Altus Group.