Government unveils new levelling up plan to close the North-South divide

by: Mary-Anne Bowring/PBC Today

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A System Change 

Michael Gove has unveiled the Levelling Up White Paper, which sets out twelve ‘levelling up missions’ to focus resources on Britain’s forgotten and deprived communitiesThe levelling up plan aims to produce a complete ‘system change’ of the government works to implement levelling up across the UK.At the heart of this new way of implementing policy will be 12 national missions which are to be achieved by 2030. These missions are the policy objectives for levelling up and forming the government’s agenda for the 2020s.


‘Levelling-up white paper lacks serious ambition’

Mary-Anne Bowring, group managing director at Ringley, comments:  “The government’s levelling-up white paper lacks serious ambition with little to no new money introduced to create a level playing field across the UK.

“Many people in the UK are struggling with a rise in the cost of living as energy prices, amongst others, continue to soar.

“The abolishment of Section 21, which ends the unfair situation where renters can be kicked out of their homes for no reason, is certainly positive, however, the government needs to do more to protect those most vulnerable in a time of economic change.”


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