Levelling Up the UK White Paper Published

The government has published the Levelling Up White Paper, which sets out how it plans to spread opportunity more equally across the UK. It has also published its response to Danny Kruger MP’s Report: ‘Levelling Up Our Communities: Proposals for a New Social Covenant’, which set out recommendations to the government on how to sustain the community response to COVID-19, and how to enable civil society’s contributions to levelling up. One of the recommendations is to review the National Lottery Community Fund, and the government has said it will consult on new government policy directions for the Fund this year. This article focuses on this announcement.