Welcome to the Covid Recovery Commission
We are an independent group of business leaders who have come together to consider the role of business and government in delivering the kind of jobs and opportunities that will boost people’s life chances.
Our work is supported by original research and expertise from across academia, public policy and civic society. We will produce bold policy recommendations which will ensure that the UK economy emerges from the crisis stronger, fairer and more resilient.
John Allan CBE, Chair of the Covid Recovery Commission
“Across the UK, communities, businesses and the public sector have come together during this time of crisis. It is vital that as we rebuild, no place or person is left behind. ”
Our research will consider the impact of the crisis on the levelling up agenda on communities and business. We will also consider its impact on societal trends such as climate change and the digitisation of the economy.
Our first paper looked at the relationship between Covid and our communities in the midst of the pandemic.
Our most recent paper, published in February 2021, looks at how the relationship between business and Government can help tackle the nation’s challenges as we look to recover from the pandemic.
The Commissioners represent businesses operating in all nations and regions of the UK and across the major sectors of the economy. We have also established a separate Advisory Group of public policy experts and academics to contribute to the project.
The Commission will consult with business groups, think tanks and employee representatives operating in all nations and regions of the UK to ensure the widest range of views contribute to its thinking.
Chair, Shell UK
UK President, AstraZeneca
Co-founder and Joint Managing Partner at Blenheim Chalcot
Chair, Admiral Insurance Group
CEO, Heathrow Airport
Chris Grigg CBE
Senior Advisor to HMT
Chair, Babcock International Group
Managing Partner – United Kingdom and Ireland, McKinsey & Company
CEO, UK and Ireland Hitachi ABB, Power Grids
CEO, Vodafone UK
John Allan CBE (Chair)
Chairman of Tesco plc, Barratt Developments plc and Chairman of the Council at Imperial College.
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The Commission's Secretariat is provided by WPI Strategy and the analysis conducted by WPI Economics. We are keen to hear from a diverse range of stakeholders. If you would like to contribute, please use the contact us form.