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Missions: Impossible? Levelling Up the East Midlands

East Midlands Councils’ Director of Policy and Infrastructure, Andrew Pritchard, has been doing some thinking about what ‘levelling up’ would mean for the East Midlands.

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act 2023 places a statutory duty on Government to report progress against a set of ‘Levelling Up Missions’. 

We’ve taken the 12 Missions and applied them to the East Midlands, and the results make interesting reading…

Missions: Impossible? Levelling Up the East Midlands  

Missions: Impossible? Levelling Up the East Midlands (Accessible)

NB: This document was published on 23.01.24.

On 25.01.24 the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities released a “Statement of Levelling Up Missions”

This statement referenced the same 12 Missions, and includes the government’s objectives to reduce geographical disparities and details of how the government proposes to measure progress against these objectives.

Statement of Levelling Up Missions