Councils demand independent review of ‘arbitrary’ levelling up schemes

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Boris Johnson’s 2019 policy faces accusation of being politicised and failing to tackle skills shortages

Councils have called for an independent review of Boris Johnson’s levelling up policy, as local authorities count the cost of years of hype, disappointment, bureaucratic delay and “begging bowl” culture.

Levelling up was launched by Johnson after the Conservatives won the 2019 general election, as he promised to boost left-behind parts of the UK by committing billions to regenerate town centres, upgrade local transport and invest in cultural assets.

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