As Britain emerges from the pandemic, leaders across Westminster and the business world need to ensure their decisions are part of the solution to the new and unexpected challenges we now face as a country, going with the grain of what communities say they want, from urban hubs to rural Britain.
But what do people want from the places where they live and work? Understanding their needs on issues such as housing, retail and connectivity will be central to solving some of the biggest challenges policymakers face over the coming decade.
Demos and Legal & General held a panel discussion for the launch of a major new research mapping people’s personal priorities for their location against what’s actually currently on offer. The panel discussed how Government and business can make our local areas fit the needs and wants of a post-pandemic population.
The panel was chaired by Demos’ Chief Executive Polly Mackenzie. Panellists included:
- Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP – Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
- Tera Allas CBE – Director of Research and Economics, McKinsey & Company
- Nigel Wilson – CEO, Legal & General
- Kitty Ussher – Chief Economic Advisor, Demos
If you missed the event, you can watch it here: