Highlights

  • Sunak admits to taking money from deprived urban areas
  • Money diverted to other parts of Britain
  • As per the Guardian, under Boris Johnson, some wealthiest parts of England, got 10 times more money per capita than the poorest

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Rishi Sunak admits he diverted funds meant for deprived areas: report

In the video Rishi Sunak is heard saying that they inherited a bunch of formulas from Labour that shoved all the funding into deprived urban areas and that needed to be undone.

British Prime Ministerial contestent Rishi Sunak has reportedly admitted taking money from deprived urban areas in order to give it to other parts of the country.

The former chancellor, who is pitted against Liz Truss, made the claim in July while speaking to Conservative party members in Tunbridge Wells in Kent.

In footage obtained by the New Statesman, Sunak said he managed to start changing the funding formulas to make sure areas like Tunbridge Wells are getting the funding they deserved.

In the video Rishi Sunak is heard saying that they inherited a bunch of formulas from Labour that shoved all the funding into deprived urban areas and that needed to be undone.

An analysis by the Guardian in February found that, under Boris Johnson’s “levelling up” agenda, some of the wealthiest parts of England, including areas represented by government ministers, were allocated 10 times more money per capita than the poorest.

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