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Call for Evidence

The Welsh economy and Covid-19

The Committee invites written evidence submissions addressing the following points:

  • Does there need to be a UK-wide progressive lifting of restrictions or will Wales need its own plan for easing the constraints on business and the public?
  • Would there be any benefits from Wales having its own plan for easing lockdown restrictions, separate from the rest of the UK and how feasible would it be to have such a plan?
  • What additional flexibility is needed to support seasonal industries, such as tourism and agriculture, during the pandemic?
  • What additional financial support does the Welsh economy require in order to survive during the pandemic and to recover afterwards?
  • How effectively are the UK and Welsh Governments working together in ensuring sufficient support is provided to the Welsh economy during, and after, the pandemic?
  • What additional financial powers and budgetary flexibility should be provided to the Welsh Government in response to the pandemic?
  • What support is needed from the banking sector to support businesses and organisations during the pandemic and the reconstruction period that will follow?
  • What support do key sections of the population, including the elderly and the newly unemployed, need from the UK and Welsh Governments during and after the pandemic?
  • What work can be done to make the Welsh economy more resilient in the face of future crises and potential outbreaks of Covid-19 and other pandemics?
  • How will supply chains need to evolve after this pandemic and how can the two governments work together to support these changes?
  • What lessons can be learnt from the pandemic and from the response of other countries for the future of the Welsh economy?

Due to the urgency of this inquiry, the Committee asks that submissions addressing these issues are submitted by 15 May.

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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