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3 March 2021 - ‘Levelling up’ and public services - Oral evidence

Public Services Committee
‘Levelling up’ and public services

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Start times: 3:00pm (private) 3:00pm (public)

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What does Government mean by ‘levelling up’?

The Public Services Committee is speaking to Financial Times, Guardian and Spectator journalists to explore possible divisions in Government about its ‘levelling-up’ strategy with peers this week.

The Committee is also discussing levelling up regional economies through health, skills and education with academics and experts.

Meeting details

At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry ‘Levelling up’ and public services
Chief Executive at Health Foundation
Chief Executive Officer at Yorkshire & Humber AHSN
Associate Dean, Brighton Business School at Brighton University, and NIESR Fellow and Node Leader of the Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) at London School of Economics

Possible questions

  • To what extent is the Government’s ambition to ‘level up’ the economic performance of regions dependent on increased investment in health and education services?
  • How much and how quickly should Government aim to reduce inequalities in outcome between ‘left-behind areas’ and the rest of the country?
  • How can Government facilitate collaboration between public services, academia and business in order to improve a region’s health, educational and economic outcomes?
  • What do you think the Government means by ‘levelling up’ and what is it hoping to achieve?
  • Has the pandemic derailed the Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda or given regional and local inequalities greater prominence in Cabinet?
  • How important is it that Government involves local community groups and the voluntary sector in the design and delivery of its ‘levelling up’ strategy?

You can follow the committee and progress of the inquiry on Twitter: @LordsPublicSCom.

Further information


Virtual meeting (webcast)