2023-01-19 14:23:06

Levelling Up funding in your area as Rishi Sunak denies playing favourites

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The Independent
By Maryam Zakir Hussain

More than 2 billion has been allocated to more than 100 Levelling Up projects across the UK as Rishi Sunak denied suggestions schemes were being picked to shore up support for Tory MPs.

It comes as Labour accused the government of presiding over a Hunger Games-style contest where communities are pitted against one another for key funding.

However, the prime minister refuted the accusation, and highlighted that the most funding per person is going to the north of England.

Regions in the north of England have received a total of 915,644,972 according to figures shared by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The government has endowed the north west of England with the largest proportion of the funds with 354,027,146 to support 15 projects.

Speaking to broadcasters during a visit to Accrington, Mr Sunak said: Were delivering on what we said, were investing in local communities, this is levelling up in action.

Despite the PMs assertions, Birminghams chief Cllr Ian Ward said the announcement was a kick in the teeth for the many struggling in the city.

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