One year on from the publication of the government’s landmark Levelling Up White Paper, this residential gathering will conclude the APPG’s inquiry into levelling up. Informed by newly commissioned research, expert testimony and written submissions, the inquiry aims to assess the extent to which the White Paper’s policy programme aligns with the needs and aspirations of residents in ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods, and explore the transformational changes necessary to level up these areas over the long term. The Consultation offers a unique opportunity to develop and stress-test the ideas generated over the course of the inquiry by bringing together diverse perspectives from sector chief executives, senior policy experts, practitioners, community leaders and parliamentarians to positively influence the future of the levelling up agenda through a final report to be published in March 2023.

This consultation will be held in partnership with Local Trust.