Levelling up 'biased towards larger towns and cities'

By Chris Mahony | 20 June 2022

Rural areas risk losing out on the Government’s levelling up initiative because the programme’s metrics are biased towards larger towns and cities, a report based on council-commissioned research has claimed.

The report, written by Pragmatix Advisory on behalf of the Rural Services Network (RSN) and published today, suggested a notional geographical entity made up of England’s rural areas would be the region most in need of the Government’s levelling up policy.

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