A Plan to Reshape our Economy: Pledge #7

27 October 2020


‘Old’ ways of working and communicating changed overnight. Around 49% of employees worked from home in Yorkshire & Humber due to covid-19, between April and May. As the potential for remote working at scale has become apparent, issues of geography and distance from goods or services become less important.

Our Pledge:

Digital connectivity becomes the catalyst for change.

Our Actions:

  • Deliver Getting Building Fund
  • Continue to develop and invest in our Digital Infrastructure
  • Capitalise on the potential of smart technology



Step Change in digital connectivity.


Pledge stories:

Work to deliver this pledge has already begun. In their response to the pandemic, investment decisions and plans for the future, places, businesses, and organisations across the region are already reshaping towards a greener, fairer, stronger future. Check out the case studies below and on our website.

North Yorkshire broadband company supports vital health services

Care homes combat lockdown loneliness with new tech

Case Study: Andrea Morrison – Business Coaching


A Plan to Reshape our Economy

Following on from our vision launch for a greener, fairer, stronger economic recovery for YNY, the LEP has worked with all LAs and partner organisations region-wide to develop a plan to reshape the region’s economy in order to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.

Read the full Plan to Reshape our Economy here.

Impact of the plan on reshaping the economy will be measured by successful delivery against the 10 pledges. Read the pledge stories on our news page here.


Join us on Friday 6 November for our annual conference.

Held online for the first time, the conference will focus on a Greener, Fairer, Stronger vision for reshaping the York & North Yorkshire economy and how we can work together to achieve this. 

Register here: https://ynylepannualconference2020.register-me.uk/

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