CLOSER Policy alert: Lords COVID-19 Committee – call for evidence

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A new House of Lords Select Committee has been appointed to consider the long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic and social wellbeing of the United Kingdom, chaired by The Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho CBE (Martha Lane-Fox).

The Lords COVID-19 Committee has launched their first inquiry ‘Life beyond COVID’. The Committee wants to understand what individuals and organisations think that COVID-19 will mean for our daily lives, at work and at home, and for how we function as a society – what might it mean for social cohesion, for (in)equality, for our environment, and for arts and culture.

Asking people to look several years into the future, the Committee is keen to hear about both the challenges there are to overcome and the opportunities to do things better, especially in light of the systemic inequalities in society that the pandemic has highlighted.

In a welcome move, the Committee will accept both traditional written submissions and also more creative contributions, including videos, songs and poems.

The deadline for evidence submissions is Monday 31 August 2020.

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