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Delivery of levelling up agenda in Wales to be examined by Committee

26 May 2021

Delivery of the UK Government’s Levelling-up and Community Renewal funds in Wales will come under the full glare of the Welsh Affairs Committee during a one-off evidence session on 27 May.

Witnesses

Thursday 27 May 2021 via Zoom

At 09.00:

  • Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Council
  • Cllr Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea Council
  • Cllr Rosemarie Harris, Leader of Powys County Council
  • Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn,, Leader of Gwynedd Council

At 09.45 (approx.)

  • Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for the Economy, Welsh Government

At 10.30 (approx.)

  • David TC Davies MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales , Wales Office, UK Government
  • Luke Hall MP, Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, UK Government

MPs will hear from the newly-appointed Welsh Government Economy Minister Vaughan Gething, Wales Office Minister, David TC Davies, Regional and Local Growth Minister Luke Hall, and leaders from four Welsh councils.

Levelling up the UK was a core plank of the Conservative Party’s manifesto during the 2019 General Election. The policy is aimed at raising economic, health and educational outcomes for deprived areas across the UK, including those in Wales which is set to receive 5% of the £600 million allocated by the UK Government for the Levelling Up Fund this tax year.

The committee will examine two of the UK Government’s levelling up investment programmes, the Levelling Up Fund and the Community Renewal Fund. It will explore how the UK Government intends to implement these programmes and the expectations of local authorities.

Among the topics likely to be covered in the session are the overall objectives of the two funds, as well as how they will operate and the process by which decisions will be made.

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