This report forms part of our ongoing monitoring of the immediate and longer term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the North East.
The December 2020 COVID-19 Intelligence Report brings together data and intelligence from a range of sources – including surveys amongst North East businesses - in order to give as full a picture as possible of the impact that the pandemic is having on our economy.
Using this information the North East COVID-19 Economic Response Group has been able to support the economy, build resilience and prepare for the region’s recovery. Most recently, it submitted an ambitious Recovery and Renewal Deal for the North East to government, asking for a £2.8bn investment to unlock half of the 100,000 more jobs the region needs to support the North East’s quick recovery from the pandemic.
Going forward, the North East COVID-19 Economic Response Group Intelligence Reports will be published on the North East Data Hub so people in the North East can see how living with coronavirus is impacting jobs, the economy, and businesses in the North East.