This report has been collated by New Skills Consulting and Ortus Economic Research, working in partnership with the North East LEP. It is a summary of work done to update the data and intelligence report received by the North East LEP Board in May 2020.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the North East COVID-19 Economic Response Group has been gathering data and intelligence to inform the region’s response to the crisis.
Using this information the North East COVID-19 Economic Response Group has been able to support the economy, build resilience and prepare for the region’s recovery. Most recently, it submitted an ambitious Recovery and Renewal Deal for the North East to government, asking for a £2.8bn investment to unlock half of the 100,000 more jobs the region needs to support the North East’s quick recovery from the pandemic.
Going forward, the North East COVID-19 Economic Response Group Intelligence Reports will be published on the North East Data Hub so people in the North East can see how living with coronavirus is impacting jobs, the economy, and businesses in the North East.