Levelling up: four problems with Boris Johnson’s flagship project

Jack Newman, Nigel Driffield, Nigel Gilbert, Simon Collinson

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The UK government has revealed its plan to level up the country – a white paper setting out policies to tackle inequality between places.

The plan comes at a defining moment. It’s widely seen as the key to holding on to the constituencies that delivered victory to the Conservatives in the last election. But to succeed, it has to work in practice. All the signs in this respect point to failure. The plan is neither ambitious enough nor coherent enough to work.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2022


  • Levelling Up
  • Boris Johnson
  • Regional inequality
  • Centralisation


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