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Ministers questioned on gendered economic impact of coronavirus

3 November 2020

The Women and Equalties Committee consider how the economic impact of Covid-19 has been different for men and women, to what extent any differential impact reflects existing economic inequalities, and to scrutinise the effectiveness of the Government’s economic response from a gender equality perspective. 


Wednesday 4 November 2020, virtual session

At 2.30pm

  • Kemi Badenoch, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities), HM Treasury and the Government Equalities Office
  • Mims Davies, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Employment), Department for Work and Pensions
  • Paul Scully, Minister for London and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This fourth and final evidence session will cover a wide range of issues and concerns raised during the inquiry including:

  1. Effectiveness of ‘emergency schemes’, focussing on the furlough and job support schemes and changes to welfare;
  2. The economic impact on particular groups of people with protected characteristics;
  3. The gendered impact of the difficulties faced by the childcare sector;
  4. Improving policy making by ensuring a gendered perspective and improving gender and equalities data, and the role of the GEO.

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