Third of most deprived areas will not benefit from Levelling Up Fund, research finds

By Ann McGauran | 25 August 2021

More than a third of England’s most deprived areas will not benefit from the Government’s £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund, according to new Salvation Army research released today.

It says coastal and rural areas with high levels of deprivation are set to be overlooked for investment under the Levelling Up programme because ministers are ignoring key indicators.

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