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Committee to take evidence on Covid-19 data and the leisure and retail sectors

14 December 2020

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, continues its inquiry into data transparency and accountability during the Covid-19 pandemic, on Wednesday 16 December, when it takes evidence from representatives of the leisure and entertainment industry, including the Rugby Football Union and British Beer & Pub Association.

Purpose of the session

The session will examine the impact of Covid-19 on the arts, hospitality, retail and sport. It will examine how well the Government has communicated with organisations and businesses working in these sectors, to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected them and how support can be designed to address the specific challenges they face. It will also consider how well Government decisions have been backed up by data, and how well this has fed in to strategies of financial support.


Wednesday 16 December 2020

At 9.30am:

  • Julian Bird, Chief Executive of the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre

  • Andrew Goodacre, Chief Executive Officer, British Independent Retailers Association

  • Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association

  • Bill Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer, Rugby Football Union

Further information

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