Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

What assessment he has made of the contribution of his Department's policies to the delivery of the Government’s levelling up agenda.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

This Government is committed to levelling up. The SR announced a £4 billion Levelling Up Fund that will invest in local infrastructure that has a visible impact on people and their communities.

To help local areas prepare for the introduction of the UKSPF, we will provide an additional £220 million in 20/21 for communities to pilot programmes and new approaches, with total domestic UK-wide funding being ramped up to at least match EU receipts, reaching around £1.5 billion a year

In the Hon Member's region, the West Yorkshire devolution deal will bring close to £3 billion public and private sector investment into the region, creating 26,000 jobs and adding £2.1 billion a year to the economy by 2031.

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