Levelling-Up funds inquiry questions Scotland Deputy First Minister and council representatives
On Monday afternoon, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee questions John Swinney MSP, Scotland Deputy First Minister, followed by representatives from the Local Government Association and local councils for the Committee’s inquiry into Funding for Levelling-Up.
Likely areas of questioning
The Committee is examining the funds available for levelling-up and how effectively resources are directed to those areas most in need.
The cross-party group of MPs are expected to focus on questions concerning allocations and delivery of funding for levelling-up, the Levelling-Up Fund and UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and also broader topics of how to support local areas and regions and ensure the success of the levelling-up agenda.
The Committee’s inquiry is examining the allocation of levelling-up resources and the aim, size and focus of the many different funds available. The inquiry will also explore how far the Government’s approach to funding for levelling up, contributes to its objective of levelling up the country, whether it is on track and whether it offers value for money given the current economic climate.