Events Industry and Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 5th October 2020.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the number of people employed in the (a) events, (b) hospitality and (c) exhibition sectors.

Photo of Amanda Solloway Amanda Solloway Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Government has sought to minimise job losses with its economic support package with measures such as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), grants, the Jobs Support Scheme and the Self Employment Income Support Scheme.

The Office for National Statistics has been collecting up to date figures on the business impacts of the covid-19 outbreak:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/economicoutputandproductivity/output/datasets/businessimpactofcovid19surveybicsresults.

Data collection has necessarily been at a broad industrial level, to optimise accuracy and speed of reporting, so figures on the specific detailed sectors requested are not available.

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