Lockdown lessons: impact of Covid-19 and experiences outside England
14 July 2020
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IfS) is among think tanks, charities and academics giving evidence on Covid-19 and the impact on the economy and the devolved regions.
The Committee will hear about lockdown experiences from the UK's devolved regions and Covid-19's economic impact on public services.
Wednesday 15 July 2020 - virtual meeting
- Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IfS)
- Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics (LSE)
- Sarah Arnold, Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation
- Anthony Soares, Director, Centre for Cross-Border Studies
- Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
- Dr Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation
- What will be the consequences of record Government borrowing to protect the economy since lockdown on funding public services in the future?
- Will the £3billion allocated by the Government to support local authorities after the coronavirus crisis be enough for them to continue to deliver public services?
- How did cuts in funding following the financial crisis affect central and local government’s ability to deliver public services after the coronavirus outbreak?
- Since lockdown began, how well have devolved administrations cooperated with local government and the voluntary sector to deliver public services?
- Have devolved administrations been able to achieve more integration between health and social care than in England?
- Since the coronavirus outbreak, how well have devolved administrations cooperated across borders within the UK or with Ireland?
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