From recovery to reform
Rebuilding local economies after Covid-19
Local and regional authorities have played a vital role in leading emergency responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. They are now at the forefront of planning the recovery effort and many are building on this work by taking the lead in rebuilding and reforming their local economies. The strategic, policy and practical responses of local government, mayors and combined authorities to these tasks and the funding challenges they face will define the future of local areas and communities for generations. This briefing session, part of the Beyond Covid Discussion Series, will explore the role for local leaders and policy makers in moving from recovery into reform and the barriers and enablers they face in making local economic recovery a moment for profound and lasting change.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North
Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, CLES (chair)
Across the political spectrum, attention is increasingly turning to how we build a fairer and more resilient economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Beyond Covid: The Discussion Series brings together leading experts to explore key issues in the debates over how to recover and reform from the Covid-19 crisis. The series is part of the wider Beyond Covid initiative, which helps people navigate the debate over how we build a fairer and more resilient economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.