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Regional Planning and Development

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 206, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that no part of the UK is left behind as part of the levelling up agenda.

Answered on

17 May 2022

The Levelling Up White Paper provides a clear plan to level up every corner of the UK, underpinned by 12 ambitious “missions” over 10 years and tracked by an annual report that will monitor levelling up progress and ensure the government is held to account. It will address regional disparities across the UK, put more money in the pockets of those who need it most, and transform the UK economy by generating higher paid jobs and new investment.

The Government is taking a data-driven approach to assessing geographic areas, ensuring that we are focusing our efforts on the places that need the most support and empowering local leaders and communities to seize their own destiny. Each place and its requirements are unique, and therefore the support it receives must reflect this.