Tourism: Coronavirus

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 2nd June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Pendry Lord Pendry Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Tourism Society about establishing an inquiry into the support needed to protect jobs in the tourism industry in England from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what plans they have to consult with the Tourism Society on this issue.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Department has received written representations from the Tourism Society, along with many other Tourism businesses and trade bodies throughout this period.

We have engaged with stakeholders throughout the crisis to monitor the impact on workers in the tourism industry. We will continue to consult stakeholders from across the sector to assess how we can most effectively support businesses and their employees during the recovery period.

The Government has announced a number of measures to help individuals whose work has been impacted by the current economic emergency. This includes the recently extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

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