IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 30: DCMS Committee Inquiry into ‘Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors’ – Call extended to 19 June

Houses of Parliament courtesy of UK GovWestminster’s DCMS Committee has launched an inquiry into the ‘Impact of Covid-19 on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s [DCMS] sectors’, considering both the immediate and long-term impact that Covid-19 and the related social and financial measures are having on the wide range of industries and organisations under the Committee’s remit, with the call extended to 19 June, noting also that ‘Organisations are… welcome to submit more than one piece of evidence if further information becomes available as the inquiry progresses.’

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The DCMS Committee writes:

The Committee expects to hold a number of evidence sessions from late April onwards to hear directly from stakeholders, arms-length bodies and Government about what is being done and what further support is needed.

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Friday 19 June 2020.

The call states:

The Committee invites written evidence on the impact of Covid-19 on any sectors under the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s remit (including, but not limited to, culture and the creative industries; civil society; sport; tourism; heritage; publishing, media and journalism; telecoms). In particular, the Committee is interested in finding out:

  • What has been the immediate impact of Covid-19 on the sector?
  • How effectively has the support provided by DCMS, other Government departments and arms-length bodies addressed the sector’s needs?
  • What will the likely long-term impacts of Covid-19 be on the sector, and what support is needed to deal with those?
  • What lessons can be learnt from how DCMS, arms-length bodies and the sector have dealt with Covid-19?
  • How might the sector evolve after Covid-19, and how can DCMS support such innovation to deal with future challenges?

Evidence is requested by…  extended until Friday 19 June; however, in light of the pressures of the crisis, this deadline is flexible and open-ended (notice of its closure will be given in advance on the website).

Organisations are also welcome to submit more than one piece of evidence if further information becomes available as the inquiry progresses.

Read more…. and see the call

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