Published: 23rd Apr 2021

A group of Lancashire MPs have written to the chancellor, demanding clarity about the government’s Levelling Up Fund.  The letter to Rishi Sunak from the Lancashire All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) warns that the basis some parts of county have been awarded their relevant status for the fund ‘seems to be inconsistent’. ‘As a group of MPs we are keen that Lancashire gets its fair share of government investment,’ said APPG chairman, David Morris. ‘At our last meeting we discussed how the Levelling Up Fund would be applied to our county particularly if Local Government re-organisation takes place. We are seeking clarity on this from the chancellor.’ The £4bn Levelling Up Fund was first announced by the chancellor as first announced as part of the Spending Review last November. But there has been some controversy over how the government has ranked certain parts of the country for the new fund. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)