As a net contributor to the UK economy and a premier global trading hub, the South East region has entered a new decade.
The decade began with the UK forging new trading relationships across the globe. The decade will end with a population forecast to be 10 million people.
To secure economic growth and prosperity local authorities need to be empowered with greater ability to meet challenges arising from Covid-19 recovery, new EU relations and Climate Change.
Retaining more regional revenues and transferring more powers to local areas is key.
SEC seeks to collaborate with others to enable existing regional strengths and harness untapped regional potential – creating a greater South East to support a thriving UK.