Budget Ditches Industrial Strategy for Centralised Levelling Up

David Richards, Sam Warner, Martin Smith, Diane Coyle

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The UK Government talks of an ‘active’ state, but the recent Budget has scrapped the industrial strategy and signalled a return to austerity finances. Has the Treasury reasserted its traditional grip on growth policies – and what does this imply for the ambition of ‘levelling up’?

Original languageEnglish
TypeResearch Blog
Media of outputBennett Institute for Public Policy
PublisherUniversity of Cambridge
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2021


  • HM Treasury
  • Whitehall
  • Budget
  • Levelling-Up
  • Industrial Strategy


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