Regional Planning and Development

Treasury written question – answered on 7th February 2022.

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Photo of Kieran Mullan Kieran Mullan Conservative, Crewe and Nantwich

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made in levelling up all regions of the UK.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Government published its Levelling Up White Paper earlier this month. It sets out our missions as part of a decade long plan to see the potential of every corner of the United Kingdom fulfilled.

It builds on the funding allocated at the Spending Review, for example boosting investment in skills training with a total of £3.8 billion in skills by 2024-25, transforming local transport networks with £5.7 billion investment in five-year consolidated transport settlements for eight city regions in England, including Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region, and supporting local infrastructure through the first round of the £4.8 billion Levelling Up Fund, which saw 12 places in the North West receive £232 million in funding.

It also provides further detail on the £2.6 billion UK Shared Prosperity Fund, helping people to access new opportunities in places in need.

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