Long-awaited, the Government publishes its white paper today, with a list of 12 "missions" to be achieved by 2030 that if fulfilled will require lots of activity and changes to take place.
Some of the missions are quite specific and input based e.g. "By 2030, the number of people successfully completing high-quality skills training will have significantly increased in every area of the UK.
In England, this will lead to 200,000 more people successfully completing high-quality skills training annually, driven by 80,000 more people completing courses in the lowest skilled areas."
Others are more generic, e.g. "By 2030, well-being will have improved in every area of the UK, with the gap between top-performing and other areas closing."
Either way and whatever we may think of the list, we should have a better society as a consequence of achieving them. So, rather than quibble, let's go with them and give Gove a chance (or as that other Beatles song goes, "Gove, Gove, Gove").
NAO head Gareth Davies said: "The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has not consistently evaluated its past interventions to stimulate local economies, so it doesn't know whether billions of pounds of public spending has had the impact intended. "With its focus on levelling up, it is vital that the department puts robust evaluation arrangements in place for its new schemes to promote local growth." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-60216307