Levelling Up White Paper: what’s next?

We reflected on the contents of the Levelling Up White Paper, discussed which policies have been prioritised, and debated the agenda’s commitment to delivering meaningful long-term change.

Event starts at 12.00 - 13.00 on 9 February 2022 at Online, via Zoom

The Government has finally published its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, presenting an ambitious, decade-long policy agenda to change the UK’s economic geography and narrow the regional inequality gap through 12 levelling up missions.

This event featured a panel discussion chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive at Centre for Cities, and welcomed Katie Schmuecker, Deputy Director of Policy and Partnerships at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), Adam Hawksbee, Deputy Director and Head of Levelling Up at Onward and Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research at Centre for Cities, to reflect on the White Paper’s contents, including on:

  • How the White Paper intends to change the economic geography of the UK;
  • Which policies have been prioritised to deliver the agenda, and what does it mean for the future of productivity, jobs and skills, devolution, housing, transport and other policy issues;
  • How committed the Government is to an agenda that will deliver meaningful, long-term change to struggling places;
  • The barriers which the Government might face in its delivery, including the impact of the “future structural drivers” (Covid-19, Net Zero and technological change).

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