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Yes to levelling up. No to divisiveness and ignoring nature.

Life expectancy for a man living in Blackpool is 74 years. In the London Borough of Westminster it is over 84. In Barnsley 15% of disadvantaged pupils go to university. In  London 45% do. Geographical inequality in the UK is stark. Our government’s Levelling Up White Paper aims to reduce it by 2030 with: 'a plan to transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity to all parts  of it.' It sets out" ' complete system change of how government works that will be implemented to level up the UK.' Policy across Whitehall is to be aligned. The approach will encompass six 'capitals' which the authors see as critical to inequality. Read the rest here.


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