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Northern Mayors talk Levelling Up frustration at Connected North

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 25 April 22

Will the Levelling Up agenda be transformational for Northern communities or is it just more hot air from the UK government?

When discussing connectivity projects and investment in the North, the topic of a North–South Divide is never far away.  The government’s Levelling Up agenda, announced earlier this year, is the latest initiative to attempt to address this regional disparity, but just how successful will this be?  At this year’s first ever Connected North event, held in Manchester Central as part of Manchester Tech week, a discussion panel featuring local Mayors saw them air their frustration about previous government projects and outline what needs to change to bring serious benefits to the North…

When discussing connectivity projects and investment in the North, the topic of a North–South Divide is never far away.  The government’s Levelling Up agenda, announced earlier this year, is the latest initiative to attempt to address this regional disparity, but just how successful will this be?  At this year’s first ever Connected North event, held in Manchester Central as part of Manchester Tech week, a discussion panel featuring local Mayors saw them air their frustration about previous government projects and outline what needs to change to bring serious benefits to the North…

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