The pandemic has demonstrated that when business and government work together, it can deliver positive outcomes for all. It has also shown the value of empowering local leaders to deliver on behalf of their communities, whether through the distribution of grants, ensuring our high streets are COVID secure, or through schemes that support young people access the labour market at this challenging time.
With upcoming elections across the north in West Yorkshire, the Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley and Greater Manchester, the CBI has developed a series of revival plans which set out priorities and recommendations for the newly elected metro mayors.
These plans set out the need for a short-term focus on supporting businesses that have been affected by the pandemic, but also encourage the mayors to have an eye to longer-term ambitions, including how to drive productivity growth through a strong economic vision.
The CBI and its members stand ready to support metro mayors across