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Local Trust response: Levelling Up the United Kingdom

19 Apr 2022

Local Trust's response to the government's Levelling Up White Paper


The Levelling Up White Paper sets out an ambitious vision of concerted cross government action and investment and a committed long-term strategy to tackle geographic inequalities and spread opportunity. Crucially, from our perspective, it recognises that this is not simply about addressing inequalities between regions; it is also a government goal to reduce economic disparities within regions, including at the hyper local or neighbourhood level. It thus acknowledges that some of the most deprived and ‘left behind’ parts of the country are surrounded by areas of relative affluence. Critically, it identifies social capital as a key component in the creation of a functional local economy.

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