'Without immediate intervention, pre-crisis inequalities across regions, gender and race will worsen. Long term unemployment will leave generational scars.'
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'At present, there is no meaningful coordination between departments on the social mobility agenda.'
‘We need significant investment in local communities to protect those individuals and families most at risk of being left behind.'
‘The recovery will be driven as much by the dictates of restoring social wellbeing as economic renewal.'
'This crisis is clearly no different, with those ‘left behind’ areas on course to bear the economic brunt.'
'A thriving rural economy is crucial to the future prosperity, well-being and resilience of communities across the UK.'
Andrew Hodgson OBE (pictured) will step down as soon as a replacement chair is recruited.
FSB national chairman Mike Cherry said it will ‘come as a relief to thousands of small business owners'.
‘COVID-19 has pulled back the veil of the failures in how we develop local economies.'
'Our report calls for a greater sense of human values, trust and relationship in how we generate value for our communities.'