Levelling Up Fund

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 24 January 2023.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make it a requirement for provision of levelling up funding that local authorities have an up to date local plan and local transport plan.

Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure that areas of greatest deprivation can benefit most from the Levelling Up Fund.

Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to develop criteria to assess the economic merits for the (a) local area and (b) HM Treasury of each bid to the Levelling Up Fund.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate his Department has made of the average cost to a local councils of putting forward a bid to the Levelling Up Fund.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to allocate round three of Levelling Up funding.

Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will publish the scores received during the assessment process by the 512 Levelling Up Fund Round 2 bids.

Photo of Helen Morgan Helen Morgan Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Levelling up, Housing and Communities), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to provide a breakdown of unsuccessful bids to the Levelling Up Fund including (a) applicant name, (b) bid name, (c) bid value, (d) a summary of the bid, (e) which phases were applied for and (e) a summary of the reasons for rejection.

Photo of Kate Kniveton Kate Kniveton Conservative, Burton

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to announce further details on the Levelling Up Fund Round 3.

Photo of Andrew Western Andrew Western Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an estimate of the total cost to local authorities of (a) officer time, (b) external consultancy fees and (c) other costs of making bids to the second round of the Levelling Up Fund.

Photo of Dehenna Davison Dehenna Davison Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

Details of the assessment and decision-making process for round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund are available in the published explanatory note. A detailed breakdown of funding requested and awarded in round 2 can be found in the published geographic and thematic analysis. The department does not request nor record the costs incurred by applicants to the Fund. As set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 19 January, I am pleased to say there will be a third round of the Fund and we will outline more information on this in due course.

Unsuccessful applicants to this second round will be provided written feedback to support future applications into levelling up funds.

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