Levelling up logo pinned to Peterborough station

East of England

Levelling Up is here, breathing new life into businesses all over the East of England.

The UK Government is investing over £827 million in Levelling Up projects for local people and businesses across the East of England.

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A portal of possibilities – Freeport East & Thames Freeport 

Good things are happening in the East of England. Freeport East and Thames Freeport will offer a number of incentives to help businesses grow and develop trade links across the world.

Building on existing strengths in automotive manufacturing and wind and hydrogen energy,  this will lead to new  jobs & training opportunities in these sectors.


Opening more doors for more business – New Town Deals 

From Stevenage to Colchester, the UK Government’s Town Deals are transforming the East of England, creating more dedicated spaces to help businesses grow and hire more staff. For example, in Colchester, a new digital working hub will provide studios to boost the thriving creative and digital industry.

Levelling Up map pin logo with image of Colchester

Creating better journeys for business passengers – Peterborough Station Improvements

Thanks to the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund, new transport improvements at Peterborough Station and its surroundings, including a new entrance and footbridge, will make the town even more welcoming to visitors. It will also unlock significant economic development and support the local economy.

Levelling Up logo shown pinned to a photo of Peterborough train station at night

Engineering new opportunities for small businesses – Norwich Digi-Tech Factory 

The new Digi-Tech Factory in Norwich funded by the UK Government, provides a modern, industry-standard and future-proof environment to meet the skills shortages within the digital sector, providing top talent to businesses to help them grow.

Levelling Up logo shown pinned to a photo of Norwich Digi-Tech Factory

Find news, information and advice from the government on starting or growing your business in the East of England.

Find out how some of the UK Government’s investment programmes, including the Levelling Up Fund and Community Ownership Fund, have been supporting projects across the East of England. 

Other Levelling Up Projects in the East of England