The North East COVID-19 Response Group
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the biggest economic shock of our lifetimes, with no straightforward recovery. Such a thing requires a strong, collective response to return our region to positive economic growth. A response that not only focuses on the impacts of COVID-19, but which identifies opportunities for our businesses to take advantage of. And that is what the North East COVID -19 Economic Response Group has been working on.
The Group is made up of North East Local Enterprise Partnership, North East and North of Tyne Combined Authorities, the CBI on behalf of business, North East Joint Transport Committee Transport and regional universities.
All the intelligence shows that the impacts of COVID-19 will be with us for some time, so we are working on a phased approach to our recovery that is underpinned by an ongoing intelligence-gathering exercise. A detailed report was discussed at the North East LEP board in May 2020 and we have produced a summary of this report, which includes all of the Groups progress and activity to date. You can read that summary here.