We are in the midst of a global pandemic which is both a health emergency and an unprecedented economic shock. This is a time when local government really matters. Our plan must protect jobs and address the immediate threats to lives and livelihoods, but it must also reset the local economy to address structural inequalities in our city and place a fairer and greener future at the heart of our recovery.
Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council
A strong recovery
There are things that we need to do right now, protecting jobs and supporting hard hit sectors. We need a plan that will manage the health risk and reduce the immediate economic impact.
A better future
But it’s not enough to just reduce the harm, we need to face the change, we need a plan that looks to the future so we end up further ahead, not back where we started, with a greener and fairer city.
A central thread
Sustainability and resilience
Covid-19 presents an immediate threat to lives and livelihoods. We must act decisively, but we must also act purposefully. Through this Economic Recovery Plan we will address the immediate threat but also address a global climate emergency and growing social inequality. We invite all the people of Plymouth to help shape this response and a vision of a better future.