Levelling Up Commission
The Levelling Up Commission intends to consider ways to implement the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper and subsequent Bill from the perspective of local and regional government. Too often the Levelling Up agenda is something being done ‘to and for’ local and regional government, the Commission intends to make sure it is done ‘with and by’ them.
Through roundtable meetings with MPs and senior leaders of local and regional government from across the UK, quantitative data analysis and regional sprints, the Commission intends to set out a series of recommendations to consider how regional inequalities can be reduced from the perspective of public services in four key areas:
- Health and Social Care
- Housing and Homelessness
- Education, Skills and Training
- Crime, Justice and Rehabilitation
The government has outlined further details of how it would redirect funding from the scrapped northern legs of the HS2 rail line
The government’s housing and regeneration agency, Homes England, have announced that they have acquired one of the biggest brownfield regeneration sites in the North East
Following on from Lord Callanan’s Keynote Speech, Jake Tudge, Corporate Affairs Director at National Gas shared his excitement about his company’s “growing relationship with this region.
At Chamber’s Future Policy Seminar in Darlington, the Rt Honourable Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, delivered the event’s keynote speech.
At Chamber’s Future Economy Seminar at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, experts in the energy field gathered to discuss the UK’s decarbonation.
In an informative panel discussion at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, in November 2023, those at the heart of the renewable energy sector in the UK gathered together to discuss Darlington’s role in levelling up from a green perspective, and how it can lead the way in the journey towards Net Zero.
Earlier this year, Curia’s Levelling Up Commission conducted an inquiry on housing and homelessness. The inquiry was split into three panel sessions.
Awaab’s Law: Government plan to force landlords to tackle mouldy homes published.
Fundamental reorientation of criminal justice called for by Chief Inspector of Prisons in England and Wales.
Newly homeless families now outnumber newly built social homes by six to one, according to official figures for England released on Thursday that expose the widening gap between increasing need and the availability of cheap homes.
The final Levelling Up Commission session focused on crime justice and rehabilitation. It was hosted by the Commission’s Chair, Paula Sherriff – former MP and shadow secretary for Mental and Social Care.
Private schools will retain some of their tax advantages under a Labour government, as the party has changed course on its promise to strip them of charitable status.
The Government has announced that the futures of some cherished local sites such as pubs, museums and sports clubs have been secured with a £12.3m levelling up boost.
Curia’s Levelling Up Commission recently conducted an inquiry on housing and homelessness. The inquiry was split into three panels, with part one focusing exclusively on the UK’s planned transition to green energy.
Following millions of pounds of investment from the Government, the first cohort of Cumbrian apprentices are now in training for telecoms jobs.
Tomorrow, Curia’s Levelling Up commission is holding its third inquiry session based on housing and homelessness. Chaired by the former Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health and Former Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Paula Sherriff, the Housing and Homelessness Inquiry will take place over a two-hour sitting. The panels will be divided across three sessions.