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Regional Planning and Development

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 106700, tabled on 18 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment the Government has made of whether local authorities may need additional support to deliver the proposals set out in its forthcoming Levelling Up white paper.

Answered on

26 January 2022

Core Spending Power for local government is expected to rise from £50.4 billion in 2021-22 to up to £53.9 billion in 2022-23. The forthcoming Levelling Up White Paper will set out our plans for strengthening accountable local leadership. This is alongside recent investments including the Levelling Up Fund, UK Community Renewal Fund and Towns Fund where Government is working closely with councils right across the United Kingdom.