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Levelling Up: What does it mean for planning and development?

New Polling Report

The 2019 Conservative manifesto placed heavy emphasis on the need to “level up” the country and “spread opportunity”. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, this has been a Government wedded to its manifesto commitments. The Levelling Up agenda was a key pillar of this Government’s manifesto pledges to voters across Great Britain.

Since their election, the Conservative Government has not only had to contend with a global virus outbreak, but also the challenge of turning an election slogan into a policy agenda. Added to this, a cost of living crisis is in play; households are having to tighten their purse strings as prices increase in energy bills, mortgage payments and households’ weekly shop. But Levelling Up is a broad brush term, it can, and does, mean many things to many people.

As the Government takes on the difficult challenge of backing narrative with policy through the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Cavendish Advocacy’s and BECG’s latest report looks at what successful Levelling Up looks like to MPs, set against what the public hold as important for their local area and the implications the agenda will have for development and planning.


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