Next week KBF will be running a survey on the long term implications of Covid-19. We need your input to help us decide what to include in the survey. Please take a minute or two to read the background information below and then let us know what you think the survey could cover using this discussion group. We need input on or by Thursday this week (13th August).
We will publish the survey results on the KBF website. More importantly we will be sending them to The House of Lords which has established a COVID-19 Committee to look at the long-term implications of the pandemic for our economy and our society. For this reason the survey will focus on the next 2 to 5 years (as that is the focus of this particular committee).
Remember…regardless of your own views on the House of Lords, one of their jobs is to scrutinise parliament. This could be important!
Below is an extract from the Call for Evidence, which you can read in full here:
“We are starting by gathering people’s thoughts about how we can ‘press the reset button’, especially in light of the systemic inequalities in society that the pandemic has highlighted and deepened.
Tell us about your long-term hopes and fears for what COVID-19 means for your daily lives, our 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 or for arts and culture?
There are lots of other committees in Parliament looking at the direct impact that the pandemic is having on our lives today. We want to look into the future and think about those things that, several years from now, will be (or should be) different than they would have been if the pandemic had not happened. That could be because of rules in place that mean we have to do things differently, or it could be because experiencing the pandemic has changed how we think or feel, or because the immediate impact that has been experienced is so strong that is has consequences for the long term.”
I run an independent market research company; we will design and host the survey. KBF will promote it next week. The close date for submissions to the House of Lords Committee is 31st August. We will publish results around that time.
Please let us have your ideas for subjects to be covered in the survey. We will confirm when the survey goes live in this discussion. Feel free to feed into the call for evidence yourself as well.
Thank you for your help.