Place Taskforce

Purpose

Business in the Community’s (BITC) Place Taskforce, chaired by Lord Bassam, is a group of leaders from businesses, the voluntary sector and local authorities. Read more about the members of the Taskforce below.

It supports the mission of BITC’s Place programme, to facilitate meaningful connections between businesses, communities, and local councils to reset economic ambitions and collaborate on new, innovative solutions that will deliver long-term, transformative impact.

Find out more about BITC’s Place Programme.

Partnerships in Place: the business of levelling up

In August 2021, the Place Taskforce launched a call for evidence into the role of business in place-based regeneration.

A variety of themes were explored, from what motivates business to engage in place-based regeneration and what barriers exist to how local authorities and national government can work with business to encourage engagement.

This has cumulated in a set of recommendations which provide practical guidance to business, national government, and local government on the role that business can play in delivering on the ‘how’ of the levelling up white paper. These outputs form the foundations that are needed, both nationally and locally, to truly transform communities.

Read our Partnerships in Place: the business of levelling up report to learn about the foundations that are needed, both nationally and locally, to truly transform communities

The Place Taskforce