Short Term Recovery Plan

The Greater Lincolnshire Business and Economy Recovery plan set out commitments and actions from over 25 local authority, private sector, third sector and education organisations to outline the activities we needed to put in place to immediately respond to the risks posed by COVID-19 to our economy and business community.

The short term recovery plan covers near term, pragmatic commitments and actions across five strategic objectives which we have subsequently taken forward together with our local partners:

  • Business Support : To repurpose existing business support schemes, and design new business support schemes, that meet the challenges of Covid-19
  • Workforce: To take measures to meet the changing employment and training needs of the greater Lincolnshire workforce in the context of Covid-19
  • Sectors: To provide tailored support to greater Lincolnshire's most important economic sectors so that they can respond to Covid-19.  See our Food Security page here and Spotlight on Manufacturing here.
  • Economic Intelligence: To ensure that accurate and current business intelligence is available and informs decision making in the Business and Economy recovery plan
  • Funding: To use regeneration funding in a strategic way to tackle the current challenges of Covid 19 and to support the Business and Economy recovery plan

You can read our short term recovery plan here.

In addition, Greater Lincolnshire LEP were successful in receiving £25.8 million from the Getting Building Fund to deliver ‘shovel-ready’ projects to help the local economy and create jobs. You can find out more about our Getting Building Fund projects here.

Medium Term Recovery Plan

Building on the short term recovery plan, Greater Lincolnshire LEP is currently leading the production of a medium term recovery plan which will outline the strategic objectives for our place over the coming 3-5 years. This strategic plan, which is currently in development, will link strongly to our Local Industrial Strategy objectives and identify our priorities to drive recovery across the area.

Engaging with Government

Throughout the pandemic, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP has been feeding local intelligence and representing our business views to Government to help inform the national recovery plan. We have also put in a submission as part of a wider BEIS Super Enquiry on Post-Pandemic Economic Growth. This wide-ranging inquiry looks at the options available to Government to secure economic recovery from the impact of Covid-19; covering investment, industrial strategy, jobs, skills, exports and sustainable growth.

“Levelling up: local and regional structures and the delivery of economic growth” is a sub-inquiry to examine how local and regional government structures in England (including the role of powerhouses, local enterprise partnerships and growth hubs, city and regional mayoralties, and councils) could be reformed or better equipped to deliver growth locally, with specific reference to the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda. You can find our response here.

This page was updated on 11th September 2020