19 Jan 2023

PM says northern England is main beneficiary of £2bn levelling up money

North of England Correspondent

The prime minister has insisted that northern England is the main beneficiary of the latest two billion pounds of levelling up money allocated to over a hundred projects across the country after reports that London and the South East would get a disproportionate share.

But the latest announcement drew a stinging rebuke from the Conservative mayor of the West Midlands, who called for an end to Whitehall’s ‘begging bowl’ culture.