‘Levelling up’ is the nearest the Conservative Party has to a big idea and now it has just become a White Paper,
which opens with the following words:
“Levelling up is a moral, social and economic programme for the whole of government. The Levelling Up White Paper sets out how we will spread opportunity more equally across the UK.”
So has this White Paper converted a slogan into a credible strategy to close the gaping inequality gap in Britain, now at near post-war levels? Or is it just more ‘Blah, Blah, Blah’?
Check out the lively debate on one of the most important issues of the day: how to break what Stewart Lansley has called ‘Britain’s long high inequality, high poverty cycle’?
It was chaired by Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of NEF, with Stewart Lansley, author and academic, Erica Roscoe from IPPR North and Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of the Centre for Cities.