Levelling up is dead – long live levelling up

By Heather Jameson | 25 January 2023
  • Heather Jameson

If the past week in local government has exposed anything, it is that the flagship policy of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson – his promise to level up the most deprived communities in the country – is dying.

A national media furore surrounded the distribution of the second round of the Levelling Up Fund, with cries of pork-barrel politics and fiscal inequity.

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