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Spending review should support institutions’ role in levelling up, says Adam Clarke

During the pandemic, the government has invested unimaginable sums to protect jobs, support businesses and back the NHS. As a result, Treasury ministers face difficult decisions about balancing the books, while ensuring public spending can still deliver growth and support communities.

The autumn spending review will therefore involve difficult trade-offs. Investment in one area will probably mean cuts and freezes in others. Underpinning the government’s calculations will be its commitment to levelling up, delivering jobs and growth in every nation and region of the UK.

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