SSE joins call for UK Government to deliver a clean, inclusive and resilient coronavirus recovery

SSE has joined a host of other businesses in calling on the government to deliver a coronavirus recovery plan that builds back a more inclusive, stronger and resilient UK economy.

The letter to PM Boris Johnson, coordinated by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, and including over 200 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks, was published today.

It follows the publication of our own greenprint for recovery, which includes a five-point action plan to the UK Government to meet the twin objectives of helping the economy rebound whilst taking climate action to meet net zero targets.

The letter states: “With the UK facing major economic and social concerns including the risk of high unemployment and rising regional inequality, we believe that an ambitious low carbon growth and environmental improvement agenda can do a lot to address these concerns, as well as make the UK economy better prepared to deal with future shocks such as those related to climate change.”

Alistair Phillips-Davies, SSE Chief Executive, said: “We’re pleased to be able to join with other businesses in signing this letter calling on the UK Government to deliver a recovery plan that builds back a more inclusive, stronger and resilient UK economy.

“Its sentiment and aims align perfectly with the asks in our own greenprint for recovery, and we, like many others, stand ready with the required investment and will to play a key role in the UK’s recovery.”

Read the full letter here.