Levelling up fund faces legal challenge

By Heather Jameson | 06 April 2021

The Government could face legal action over its ‘troublingly opaque’ allocation of the levelling up fund.

Campaign group the Good Law Project has applied for permission to launch a judicial review, claiming the £4.8bn fund was skewed towards Conservative-voting areas.The group says the Government by-passed the Index of Multiple Deprivation as a measure to choose local authority areas.

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