Levelling up too focused on infrastructure, claims report

By Chris Mahony | 14 September 2021

Ministers’ ‘levelling up’ agenda is too focused on new infrastructure projects at the expense of improving key public services, councils representing English towns and cities have warned.

The Special Interest Group of Metropolitan Local Authorities (SIGOMA) also says the project is beset by a ‘Whitehall knows best’ philosophy and a lack of focus on the areas actually most in need of ‘levelling up’.

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