Two boards set up to lead London’s covid-19 recovery


Two boards have been set up to plan and manage London’s recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.

The London Transition Board will look at transition out of lockdown and will remain in place until the end of 2020.

In parallel, the London Recovery Board Board, chaired by London Councils Chair Cllr Peter John and the Mayor, will plan and oversee the capital’s long-term economic and social recovery, developing a strategy to reshape London into a greener, more equal, and more resilient city than it was before the crisis.

The Minister for London, Paul Scully, will attend the Recovery Board on behalf of government.

Cllr Peter John, Chair of London Councils, said: “London local government has made an enormous contribution on behalf of Londoners in response to COVID-19 to date. We now must be ready to work closely with all of our communities across the capital and with our key partners, including the Mayor, Government and others to ensure that we are able to transition safely out of lockdown and pursue London’s economic and social renewal in a way that our city needs.”