13 July 2021
More work needed to shift the dial on levelling up according to new research by Legal & General
The latest Legal & General Rebuilding Britain Index (RBI) demonstrates, despite a programme of major investments, that there is a long road to rebuild the UK economy and level up the regionals. In particular, more investment is needed to deliver affordable housing and greater employment opportunities.
- The latest edition of the Legal & General Rebuilding Britain Index has shown that, for the second consecutive quarter; Housing, Jobs & Economic Prosperity continue to be the worst performing measures, with access to quality affordable housing leading the way as the top priority for local communities
- London (50/100), the South East of England (52/100) and the South West of England (52/100) are falling significantly behind the rest of the UK on access to quality affordable housing, whereas Wales (52/100) and the North East of England (54/100) remain behind on Jobs and Economic Prosperity.
- Only a quarter of people across the UK (24%) agree that there is local investment making a discernible impact where it is most needed, underlining the importance of scaling up and speeding up developments across the country.