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Convention of the North calls for levelling up to be ‘hard-wired' into UK law

Mayors, civic and business leaders look to Germany for inspiration

Mark Moran
25 January 2023
The Convention of the North
Labour mayors gather at the Convention of the North
Labour mayors gather at the Convention of the North


Northern mayors, civic and business leaders called on the government and opposition to commit to ‘hard-wiring’ levelling up into UK law.

The Convention of the North, which was held in Manchester today, is the region’s major annual gathering, bringing together business, political and civic leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the region.

The gathering called for a move away from the current competitive bidding systems for government funding, which picks...

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