London Recovery Board meets

The London Recovery Board has met for the first time, aiming to help London recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
It is co-chaired by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and  the Chair of London Councils Cllr Peter John, and will co-ordinate the planning for London’s future post- COVID. It is supported by a Recovery Taskforce, which will coordinate actions to meet these challenges, working in partnership with local authorities, health and care bodies, business groups, trade unions, the voluntary sector, academia, national Government and other bodies.

The London Recovery Board will run in parallel to the London Transition Board. Co-chaired by the Mayor and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, the Transition Board will remain in place until the end of 2020 to co-ordinate London’s response to trends, issues and risks as London emerges from lockdown and begins to reopen its economy whilst monitoring the virus and further outbreaks.  The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Today, alongside Cllr Peter John, I co-chaired the first meeting of the London Recovery Board, as we take steps towards securing the best possible future for London post-COVID.”

“The Board met virtually and heard from London leaders about their experiences of COVID-19. We also discussed the economic and social recovery for the capital, leading to a greener, more equal and better future.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is the most significant public health crisis in living memory. As Mayor, I am committed to securing a better future for Londoners and ensuring that nobody is left behind. This Recovery Board will meet regularly for many months to come as we navigate the economic, health and social challenges arising from both the virus itself and from the lockdown.”

Cllr Peter John OBE, Chair of London Councils, said: “Local councils are committed to delivering renewal and growth in all of London’s communities post-COVID. Working collaboratively with the Mayor, voluntary sector, business and other London Recovery Board members, boroughs will champion the interests of Londoners, help overcome challenges and identify opportunities for positive change. Together, we can build a better future for our city.”

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