West Yorkshire Economic Recovery Board

The Combined Authority has convened the West Yorkshire Economic Recovery Board to develop robust plans for economic recovery and help build an inclusive and sustainable economy for the future.

The West Yorkshire Economic Recovery Board brings together local authority leadership, public partners, trade unions and the private and third sectors to develop robust plans for the region’s economic recovery and to help build an inclusive and sustainable economy for the future.

"Coordinated, local leadership will be vital to ensure that West Yorkshire emerges stronger from this crisis. By harnessing our collective resources and expertise, we can rebuild a stronger, fairer, more sustainable future for our people, businesses and communities"

West Yorkshire leaders

It is producing a draft plan that will set out actions for a locally-led recovery that builds on the region’s strengths and puts in place measures to support jobs. You can find its terms of reference here

The Board’s vision for recovery is to grow a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable economy with more productive businesses, better levels of skills and entrepreneurialism, less inequality, and better environmental sustainability:

  • A recovery that produces resilient and thriving businesses, boosted by innovation, high skills and entrepreneurialism
  • A clean growth recovery that grasps the opportunity to deliver sustainability across all our places
  • A recovery that delivers inclusive growth and a decent standard of living, where good work and well-being allow as many as possible to contribute to, and benefit from the region’s economy.

Draft Economic Recovery Plan

The draft economic recovery plan has identified distinct areas where West Yorkshire can make a contribution to the national recovery and deliver the Government’s leveling-up agenda, building on our diverse communities, industry strengths and institutions.

Read the draft plan

COVID-19 economic monitor

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are publishing a weekly dashboard and and fortnightly economic monitor to help better understand the changing situation and its effect on the region’s economy. You can access all the documents here.

See the full reports

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