Opinion: ‘Levelling Up money for Kent is welcome but won’t help councils’ long term cost of living challenges’

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Kent Online

By pfrancis@thekmgroup.co.uk (Paul Francis) No-one can question that the sums are significant and have the sought-after ‘transformational’ quality politicians often turn to when promoting new initiatives. The political fanfare accompanying the announcement of the second wave of ‘levelling up’ projects was to be expected; for the government fire-fighting on other issues, the opportunity to push a more positive news story has been a welcome breather. Multiple press releases were uncannily similar in wording with party activists sent the lines to take when asked about the spending bonanza. And it…

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