Source: British House Of Lords News
04 September 2020
The Economic Affairs Committee holds its first evidence session on its Employment and COVID-19 inquiry.
Tuesday 8 September, virtual meeting
Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, CBI
Kate Bell, Head of Rights, International, Social and Economics, TUC
Martin McTague, National Vice Chair Policy and Advocacy, FSB
Andy Chamberlain, Director of Policy, IPSE
Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel
Katharine Mullock, Labour market economist, OECD
Questions likely to be asked may include:
Should the Job Retention Scheme and support for the self-employed be extended beyond October?
What factors should inform how long the schemes should last and the level of support that should be provided by Government?
Is it possible to target the Job Retention Scheme at specific sectors or regions? What barriers might make targeting difficult?
What extra support is needed to protect and create jobs?
How does the UK’s package of support for businesses and workers compare to those of other countries that you have examined?
How does the UK’s job retention scheme in particular compare to other income protection schemes that have been introduced around the world?
What skill measures have been shown to be effective in mobilising the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic?