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Levelling Up: Will it survive the new Government?

Part three of our levelling up event series, this time focussing on what's next for levelling up under Prime Minister Truss.

Event starts on 20 September 2022

This online event was the third in our levelling up event series and focussed on the future of levelling up under Prime Minister Truss’ new Government, its continuing importance, and priorities for levelling up in the context of inflation and the cost of living crisis.

Prime Minister Truss’ policy agenda has so far focused on how to drive overall economic growth, yet levelling up was not mentioned once in her inaugural speech on the steps of Downing Street, and there has been little clarity during her first days in office on what the future of the levelling up agenda might be under the new Government.This event will focus on the new Government’s position on levelling up,

You can explore all of our levelling up content including our Policy Progress Tracker and watch recordings of the previous events in this series via the links below.


Adam Hawksbee, Deputy Director and Head of Levelling Up, Onward

Jessica Studdert, Deputy Chief Executive, New Local

Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research, Centre for Cities

Chair: Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities

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Levelling up should improve standards of living across the country and help every place to reach its productivity potential, with a focus on improving the performance of the UK’s biggest cities as a means to address regional inequalities.

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