Levelling Up: Missions and Metrics - Analysis of Mission 7

Levelling Up: Missions and Metrics

“The Levelling Up White Paper sets out twelve missions that support key levelling up objectives. These outline the medium-term ambition for the UK Government and act as an anchor for the expectations and plans of the private sector and civil society.”

The Rural Services Network has explored the missions and metrics and as part of their membership offer, has created an analysis for each local authority in SPARSE membership of RSN.  This shows  their position compared to other rural local authorities and the England Average.  This enables the council to see their performance for each of the measures that the Government says it will be focusing on.

Mission 7: By 2030, the gap in Healthy Life Expectancy (HLE) between local areas where it is highest and lowest will have narrowed, and by 2035 HLE will rise by five years.

Principal objectives:

Spreading opportunities and improving public services, especially in those places where they are weakest

How does this mission relate to spatial disparities?

This mission aims to improve Healthy Life Expectancy across the UK, improving health, well-being and productivity, and reducing pressure on public services. Health is a national asset: a healthy, resilient population means a healthy, resilient society and economy. Good health is a key determinant of people’s well-being,112 their ability to work113 and a key element of human capital.

Metrics considered within the analysis:

  1. Healthy Life Expectancy at birth - Male
  2. Healthy Life Expectancy at birth - Female
  3. Smoking prevalence in persons aged 18 years and above
  4. Prevalence of obesity among children in Year 6 (age 10-11 years)
  5. Percentage of adults (aged 18+) classified as overweight or obese
  6. Under 75 mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases considered preventable
You can download your tailored analysis by clicking on your authorities logo below:


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