Budget 2020 - PwC comments on levelling up agenda for the regions

PwC regional lead for government and healthcare industries, Karen Finlayson comments on today's Budget: 

"It is encouraging to see the Chancellor recognise the need to start levelling up the country. The investment in infrastructure is much needed especially the proposed investment in roads, broadband and improvements in rail links, and the redevelopment of stations such as Darlington. 

The long awaited devolution deal for West Yorkshire is welcome and will create an opportunity to build on the positive momentum already seen across the region.  The announcement of a new economic campus for the North combined with 22,000 civil servant roles being moved out of London will help contribute to the rebalancing of the UK economy.
 
"Our recent Future of Government research indicates that these investments made into the regions will be well made. The redistribution of spending on education, infrastructure and technology will be key to creating successful local regions."

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