Some Priorities for the ‘Levelling up’ agenda

Bailey, David and Tomlinson, Phil (2021) Some Priorities for the ‘Levelling up’ agenda. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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Since the 2019 General Election, ‘levelling up’ has been a consistent theme employed by government minsters and MPs, keen to emphasise a new commitment to ‘level up’ and boost the prosperity of so-called ‘left behind’ places. Such talk plays well with the government’s new supporters in the ‘Red Wall’ constituencies won over in 2019. Yet, while the government has recently appointed a ‘Levelling up’ advisor – Neil O’Brien MP – and has promised a White Paper (due in the next few weeks), so far, there is no clear ‘levelling up’ policy agenda. Moreover, the Conservatives’ much vaunted ‘industrial strategy’ – which emphasised new ‘local industrial strategies’ – seems to have been quietly ditched.

Item Type: Other
18 October 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 10:29
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 10:29

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