Budget 2021: Sunak announces increase to Scottish govt funding
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The Chancellor said he was allocating the first round of bids from the “Levelling Up Fund”, noting it would be £1.7 billion to “invest in the infrastructure of everyday life in over 100 local areas”. Rishi Sunak said: “With £170 million in Scotland, £120 million in Wales, and £50 million in Northern Ireland – more than their Barnett shares. This will benefit the whole United Kingdom.”
Mr Sunak said the Government is backing projects in Aberdeen, Bury, Burnley, Lewes, Clwyd South, and Stoke-on-Trent – along with Labour areas of Ashton under Lyne, Doncaster, South Leicester, Sunderland, and West Leeds.
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