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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

At 3.00pm

  • Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IfS)
  • Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics (LSE)
  • Sarah Arnold, Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation

At 3.55pm

  • Anthony Soares, Director, Centre for Cross-Border Studies
  • Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Dr Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation

Possible questions

  • 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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