Sidelined charities are suspicious of the levelling up agenda, peers told

From Civil Society News:

Charities have “suspicions” about the government’s levelling up programme because of increasing tensions between politicians and the sector, a House of Lords committee heard yesterday.

Matt Whittaker, chief executive of Pro Bono Economics, was giving evidence to the House of Lords Public Services Committee inquiry on levelling up, alongside Dan Corry, chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital and Sir Stephen Bubb, acting director of the Oxford Institute for Charity.

All three said the relationship between the sector and the government should be improved.

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