Today, the Conservative government awarded a share of £2.1 billion of taxpayer's money to over 100 local communities as part of the second round of the Levelling Up Fund, supporting projects that will create jobs and boost economic growth across the country.
- One of the Prime Minister’s top priorities is growing the economy, to create better-paid jobs and spread opportunity right across the country. This provides the foundations upon which to build stronger communities and safer streets. Levelling up remains central to these missions. We are spending taxpayer's money, but by generating growth throughout the whole country we will get a return for that money and everyone will ultimately benefit.
- We are already delivering on this promise – with greater investment in local areas, boosting growth, creating jobs, improving local transport links, and reinvigorating our towns and high streets. We’ve announced devolution deals for regions across the UK, and confirmed two new Green Freeports in Scotland – building on the success of eight Freeports already open for business in England.
- Today, we are going further by announcing 111 places across the UK that will benefit from a £2.1 billion investment from our Levelling Up Fund. And to ensure people can make the most of local regeneration, we will shortly set out a plan to tackle anti-social behaviour, so that everyone feels safe in their local community.
- We will deliver on the promise of our manifesto and the Levelling Up White Paper to realise the potential of every place and person across the UK, so no matter where you live, you have the opportunities needed to succeed.