Broken Britain 38: government gives some wealthy areas ten times more per capita than the poorest

Political Decisions

Life is hard for those trying to make ends meet on a low income and harder because they also endure inadequate policing, education, healthcare, access to NHS dentistry, post offices, banks and harsher tax levies.

A Guardian analysis has found that some of the wealthiest parts of England have been allocated 10 times more money per capita than the poorest – despite Boris Johnson’s promised “levelling up” agenda.

Analysis of the £4.7bn allocated under the levelling up agenda to date shows how some of England’s most deprived areas are receiving far less support than some of the richest boroughs.

Sajid Javid’s constituency, Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, will receive nearly £15m – £148 a head – despite being one of the wealthiest areas in England.

Mid Bedfordshire, an area partly represented by the culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, has received £26.7m – £91 a head – from the Levelling Up Fund despite being…

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