Economic Recovery Strategy Consultation

Closed 16 Nov 2020

Opened 5 Oct 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of businesses it required is having a seriously damaging impact on the Birmingham economy, setting back the impressive economic growth we have seen in recent years. Recovery will be a lengthy process in many sectors, and each sector will need to respond differently and in different timescales, partly according to the lifting of ‘lockdown’ regulations. But there will be three broad phases overall:

  • Survival - helping businesses through the initial emergency. For some this will last into next year.
  • Recovery - returning to business and building back to profitability.
  • Reset and renewal - steering the longer-term development of the economy and adjusting to new priorities and conditions.

The City Council has led on the public health response locally and has already done a great deal to help businesses weather the storm.  We are now putting in place our plans for the longer term recovery of the local economy and we are pleased to attach a consultation draft of Birmingham City Council’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan. The purpose of this Recovery Plan is to summarise the City Council’s contribution to supporting the economy of the city as it recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and adapts to changing conditions.  We appreciate the situation is fluid and with changing restrictions it is always difficult to predict future direction, however the City Council’s priorities remain firm.

Our draft Recovery Plan addresses the key challenges and offers priorities and future direction on how we tackle these difficult issues. We cannot do this alone and we ask our partners, colleagues and stakeholders to help guide and support us and offer their views on the key matters affecting our City.

The survey references the Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan draft document, attached at the bottom of this page.  It is recommended you read the document before completing the survey. 

Please give us your views. Please note, we cannot respond individually to comments made but all views will be recorded and be incorporated into a final Recovery Plan to be taken into consideration. Individual responses will be used solely for this consultation and will be kept confidential. Any comments used will be kept anonymous and individuals shall not be named.


  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Business
  • Employment