In his first news conference as Prime Minister, Keir Starmer said UK growth must involve people in communities: “Those with skin in the game know what’s best for their community. That requires us to be bold about pushing power out of Whitehall.”

Local people know their neighbourhood better than anyone – and those that stand to win, lose or have their life changed by policy shifts and local developments can inform lasting, solutions – both at local and regional levels.

Outlined in this document, The Young Foundation’s vision puts social participation where it needs to be on the legislative agenda, inviting governments at all tiers to seize the potential to build trusted relationships between policymakers, businesses and civil society, and local people.

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Posted on: 9 July 2024 Authors: Helen Goulden OBE, Jessica Moore, Jacob Coburn,


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