Levelling up regional resilience: policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper


• Policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic should be directed at strengthening resilience of those regions that were least resilient to the 2008 financial crisis.
• England’s local industrial strategies should include measures to enhance firms’ capacity, particularly those rooted within communities, to strengthen resilience.
• Green infrastructure investments should be linked up with work retention and training schemes.
• Green innovation vouchers should be offered to firms so they can adapt their products and processes in response to the climate crisis and create jobs.
• Government should increase the wages of the lowest paid key workers to at least the real living wage to help rebalance inequalities
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameAn Industrial Strategy for Tomorrow Policy Series
PublisherBennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge


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