Our response to the Budget's news on Levelling Up
Last week's budget had some welcome news on devolution and levelling up, particularly with moves to consolidate funding at regional level and the announcement of a third round of the Levelling Up Fund.
Andrew advises local government leaders to:
Keep focus on the health and wellbeing of real people - not just the theoretical economic impact of regeneration and infrastructure investment. At the end of the day, it's all about the people and smart capital investments can both boost the local economy and wellbeing.
Update local plans to ensure your area is benefiting as much as it can from the various pots of funding. Not everything flows directly to councils and work will be needed to influence how funding is allocated and spent.
To read more about MV's work on Levelling Up and how we can help you click here.