What we do

Members of the Inclusive Growth Network have access to a package of peer-to-peer and tailored support to help address delivery challenges and harness opportunities to build inclusive local economies.

Through peer to peer learning and expert partners, members will be able to draw on examples and test ideas for local interventions that tackle inequalities, alleviate poverty, and improve productivity within their communities.

Building on a shared commitment to delivering an inclusive recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, the first year of support provided through the network will be structured around the following themes:

  • Advancing the ‘good work’ agenda within local economies
  • Repurposing local skills provision to respond to Covid-19 impacts
  • Driving a green recovery that delivers on local environmental targets
  • Tackling health inequalities and the social determinants of health
  • Leveraging community wealth through local levers such as procurement
  • Investing for inclusive growth
  • Measuring and evaluating inclusive growth outcomes

Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotherham, said:

“The Coronavirus crisis has not only brought possibly the greatest public health challenge in a generation, it’s also posed questions about how we want to re set our economy and build back better to recovery.

I want the Liverpool City Region to be the most inclusive, fair and socially just economy in the country. The Inclusive Growth Network will provide a forum to look at how devolution can improve our economy, make decision making closer and more effective and ensure growth works for a truly people focused recovery."

Leader of North Ayrshire Council and Cabinet Member for Community Wealth Building, Councillor Joe Cullinane, said:

“We are delighted to be involved in the Inclusive Growth Network convened by our partners at the Centre for Progressive Policy and hope that by working in partnership with other regions across the UK we can promote a systems change to reduce the stark levels of inequality that exist across society."

To advance local ambitions across these themes, members will have access to the following support: