Planning Glasgow’s Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

27 Apr 2020

Glasgow City Council has started planning how to best recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The council and its partners will come together in an emergency COVID-19 Recovery Group, made up of members of Glasgow Economic Leadership, Glasgow Partnership for Economic Growth, Glasgow Economic Commission and some external advisors.

Members of the group include: Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council; Sir Anton Muscatelli and Professor Sara Carter, Principal and Vice-Principal respectively of the University of Glasgow; Janice Kirkpatrick, Director, Graven; Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal of the University of Strathclyde; Mark Napier; Managing Director, Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase; Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Professor Graeme Roy, Head of Economics and Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute.

The group will consider data on the potential economic impact of the pandemic and what this  will mean for action on issues such as investment, business support and employment.  A report containing recommendations on the actions to guide the economic recovery of the city and city region will be published.

Glasgow is also working with partner cities in the UK Core Cities network on how best to liaise with Governments during the period of economic recovery.