You can watch my two questions from Cabinet Office Questions yesterday below.
Senior civil servants should be based in our towns and cities, not just Whitehall.
Beyond vague words and wishful thinking, there’s no clear government strategy to deliver this.
We need to put opportunities and decision making back in the places that built Britain.
70% of government contracts in 2021 went to suppliers in the South – almost half going to suppliers in London.
The Tory Governement’s procurement strategy is undermining any notion of levelling up.
We need greater government purchasing across the country to create good jobs and opportunities.