Treasury Committee launches ‘An Equal Recovery’ inquiry
29 April 2021
The Treasury Committee is today launching a new inquiry called 'An Equal Recovery'.
The inquiry will examine different forms of inequality that have emerged or that may have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, and what HM Treasury can do to mitigate them.
The areas of inequality that the inquiry will focus on are disability, gender, race, regional and levelling up, and intergenerational, including housing.
The deadline for submitting written evidence is 5pm on Monday 28 June 2021.
The first evidence sessions are likely to take place before the summer recess.
Commenting on the launch of the inquiry, Rt Hon. Mel Stride MP, Chair of the Treasury Committee, said:
"The economic impact of the pandemic has been felt unevenly across the UK.
"In this inquiry, we'll seek to examine the different forms of inequality that have emerged or been exacerbated as a result of the pandemic.
"We'll make recommendations to HM Treasury and its associated bodies for how it can mitigate these inequalities, with a particular focus on disability, gender, race, regional imbalances, and intergenerational inequality."