The panel considered what past cycles of recession and recovery can teach us about how to protect people hardest hit by the pandemic, whilst reshaping a stronger economy for all of us, exploring questions such as
- What useful lessons can we heed from the past 40 years of recession and recovery?
- Which of our recent responses to the pandemic have had greatest impact and should be carried forward?
- How do we make sure those people and places that were left behind in previous recoveries aren't left behind in this one?
- Does the government have to choose between economic growth and levelling up, or can it do both?