Levelling up: sizing the prize, seizing the prize - RSA

Levelling up: sizing the prize, seizing the prize


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Earlier this year, the UK government published its levelling up paper. At over 300 pages, you’d be forgiven for not reading every word.

In this essay, RSA CEO Andy Haldane focuses on several issues in the white paper that are central to the success of the levelling up programme. What do we need to know so we can fundamentally reshape the UK’s economic geography?

Download the long read for an insight into the definition and success criteria for levelling up:

  • What exactly is the prize being sought by levelling up?
  • What are the benefits - for individuals, economies, societies - from levelling up?
  • What makes levelling up different to similar attempts in the past?

Read the article below.

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