Committee issues further call for evidence for economic impact of coronavirus inquiry

9 Nov 2020 11:57 AM

As another national lockdown is introduced, the Treasury Committee recently issued a further call for evidence for its inquiry into the economic impact of coronavirus.

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The Committee will scrutinise the extent to which Government measures protect viable jobs, the effectiveness of Government support to businesses and individuals, and what lessons can be learned from the different approaches undertaken by the nations of the UK.

The Committee will also look at the impact of the second national lockdown on the economy, what economic changes are now permanent, and the robustness of a one-year spending round, rather than a longer-term spending review.

Chair's comments

Commenting on the further call for evidence, Rt Hon. Mel Stride MP, Chair of the Treasury Committee, recently said:

“As another national lockdown is introduced across England, the Treasury Committee will continue to scrutinise the actions taken by the Government and bodies such as the Bank of England to deal with the coronavirus.

“We’ll also look at some of the longer-term implications of the challenges and opportunities that may result from the pandemic.

“We want to hear as many different perspectives of possible, so today we’ve issued a wide-ranging further call for evidence.”

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