LEVELLING UP THE NATION AND OUR COMMUNITIES
23 February 2022* — 12.00 - 13.15
NALC member: £30 – Non-member: £40
Sponsors: BHIB Councils Insurance, Blachere Illumination and CCLA
*Please note the event of this date has changed from 26 January 2022
At the 2019 general election, the Conservative Party manifesto included a commitment to “levelling up every part of the UK – not just investing in our great towns and cities, as well as rural and coastal areas, but giving them far more control of how that investment is made”.
Fast forward two years and the prime minister’s driving mission of the government arguably still lacks detail, despite significant pots of funding being announced. And a white paper on devolution widely expected to be published last year has been delayed. But following the recent cabinet reshuffle, levelling up is centre stage, now featuring in the name of a rebranded government department along with a new levelling up the minister. More details are finally to be revealed in a levelling up and recovery white paper due to be published this Autumn.
Join us to learn all about the white paper and the government’s plans for levelling up and further devolution, and to find out what this all means for local (parish and town) councils.
Vidhya Alakeson, chief executive at Power to Change and Will Tanner, director at Onward