Michael Gove visits Grimsby to discuss ‘levelling up’


Michael Gove visits Grimsby to discuss ‘levelling up’

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, visited Grimsby this week to discuss the governments promise to ‘level-up’

The government has allocated a £4.8bn fund to support regeneration, transport projects, and education across the UK as part of the programme.

Under new plans, the government have outlined their ambition to “transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity to all parts of it.”

Twelve national levelling up missions are set to shift the government’s focus and resources to Britain’s forgotten communities.

On a recent visit to Grimsby, Michael Gove said: “Levelling Up and this White Paper is about ending this historic injustice and calling time on the postcode lottery.”

“The United Kingdom is an unparalleled success story.

“We have one of the world’s biggest and most dynamic economies. Ours is the world’s most spoken language.

“We have produced more Nobel Prize winners than any country other than America.

“This will not be an easy task, and it won’t happen overnight, but our 12 new national levelling up missions will drive real change in towns and cities across the UK, so that where you live will no longer determine how far you can go.””

“For decades, too many communities have been overlooked and undervalued. As some areas have flourished, others have been left in a cycle of decline. The UK has been like a jet firing on only one engine,” Gove continued.

“From day one, the defining mission of this government has been to level up this country, to break the link between geography and destiny so that no matter where you live you have access to the same opportunities.”

The ‘White Paper’ which includes full details is yet to be released following months of delays.

It is expected to be released today.

Updates to follow.

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