All Levelling up articles – Page 3

  • Rishi Sunak

    NIC to open new Leeds office as part of levelling-up agenda


    The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) will open a new office in Leeds as part of the government’s levelling-up strategy.

  • Rent signs

    BTR has a key role to play in levelling up


    We welcomed Michael Gove as the new secretary of state dealing with housing and communities, and now levelling up, even if the new department name, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, doesn’t trip off the tongue.

  • Michael Gove

    Gove must avoid levelling down


    Just when we thought the worst of Covid was behind us, along comes Omicron. It may or may not be massively serious but meanwhile travel restrictions are tightened, supply chains disrupted and life in general is just a tad more miserable.

  • Michael Gove

    Levelling up paper is expected by Christmas


    Gove says the government is looking at ways it can ‘strengthen local leadership’.

  • Oxford Street night

    Landlords urge government not to ignore London in ‘levelling-up’ drive


    Landlords have called on the government “not to overlook London” amid fears that the ‘levelling-up’ agenda could result in the ‘levelling down’ of the capital’s economy.

  • Healthcare

    PHP partners with Levelling Up Goals


    Primary Health Properties (PHP) has partnered with former education secretary Justine Greening’s new business Levelling Up Goals, with its chief executive Harry Hyman joining as a commissioner.

  • Piccadilly

    Why all of London’s West End needs ‘levelling up’


    ‘Levelling up’ is a term used a lot by government to address disparities between north and south, but there is a danger central London will also become uneven in its prosperity as we climb off the floor after Covid-19.

  • Darlington

    A levelling-up boost for housing


    By ‘eck, the BBC is to drag swathes of its London staff up North and the regions in the name of the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda. It’s bound to price some locals out of the market. And not just for their macchiatos.

  • Modular housing

    A modular route to levelling up


    The government faces an ever-growing list of issues that it needs to tackle. Covid’s immediate legacy is rising unemployment, with almost two million now out of work. That’s only going to increase as support schemes such as furlough are tapered in the coming months.

  • Glasgow skyline

    Civil servants head to regions as part of levelling-up agenda


    Property figures welcome strategy but ask whether it will make a significant difference to economic growth

  • The Shard, London

    Levelling the connectivity playing field for UK business


    Digital connectivity plays a critical role in powering the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises. However, in a survey on workplace productivity last year, 24% of UK employee respondents noted that slow technology was preventing them from doing their job well.