Coronavirus (Covid-19): How the BAM Community can help
The business and management community can support the UK Government, Parliament, and the wider research and innovation community in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is a resource to help you use your expertise to do exactly that. It will be updated regularly with opportunities for you to share your knowledge and research with policymakers and others as they seek solutions and understanding in these difficult times.
In particular, we encourage you to sign up to the two separate databases of experts now managed by the UK Government (here) and the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST, here). Once you have signed up to the POST database, we also encourage you to fill out POST’s COVID-19 Outbreak Survey, which asks ‘you to consider five key questions to help UK Parliament in its response to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impacts over the short, medium and long-term.’ This takes less than 10 minutes, and POST is already in the process of collating answers to help policymakers form a clearer picture of the pandemic’s impacts.
We also strongly encourage you to submit at one page of written evidence to the parliamentary inquiry on the impact of coronavirus on businesses and workers being run by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. The deadline for submissions has been extended until the 29th of May, and this is an excellent opportunity for our Fellows and Members to have an impact. For more information, see: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/178/the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-businesses-and-workers/
Below, we provide these links to these and many other opportunities for you to share your knowledge for good, including a number of other current government consultations and parliamentary inquiries covering aspects of the pandemic. We also provide a number of other resources and links to help you engage on the issue. If you have any questions or would like further information on how you can help, please contact: email@example.com.
Opportunities for Engagement
- UK Government’s COVID-19 Expert Database. Sign up at: https://forms.gle/jCB4FTZn6YeRJmrv7
- Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)’s COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database. Sign up at: https://bit.ly/2wC1UB9
- POST’s COVID-19 Outbreak Survey: https://bit.ly/2YgDdFN
- The Capacity Market: proposal to relax the rules temporarily in response to COVID-19, consultation run by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Submissions due: 30 April 2020.
- COVID-19 and food supply inquiry run by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. Submissions due: 1 May 2020.
- Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on homelessness and the private rented sector inquiry run by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee. Submissions due: 1 May 2020.
- Delivering Core NHS and Care Services during the Pandemic and Beyond inquiry run by the Health and Social Care Committee. Submissions due: 8 May 2020.
- The consultation on exceptional arrangements for assessment and grading in 2020 (due to the pandemic), run by Ofqual. Submissions due: 8 May 2020.
- Humanitarian crises monitoring: impact of coronavirus inquiry run by the International Development Committee. Submission due: 8 May 2020.
- Capital expenditure in the NHS run by the Public Accounts Committee. Submissions due: 15 May 2020.
- NHS financial management and sustainability run by the Public Accounts Committee. Submissions due: 15 May 2020.
- The Welsh economy and Covid-19 inquiry run by the Welsh Affairs Committee. Submissions due: 15 May 2020.
- National Fraud Initiative 2020 to 2021: programme and fees run by the Cabinet Office and which has an element on Covid-19 related fraud. Submissions due: 25 May 2020.
- Economic impact of coronavirus inquiry run by the Treasury Committee. Submissions due: 27 May 2020.
- The impact of coronavirus on businesses and workers inquiry run by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. Submissions now due 29 May 2020.
- The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services inquiry run by the Education Committee. Submissions due: 31 May 2020.
- Left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds inquiry run by the Education Committee. Submissions due: 5 June 2020.
- Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors inquiry run by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Submissions due: 19 June 2020.
- Coronavirus: implications for transport inquiry run by the Transport Committee. Submissions due 29 June 2020.
- The science of COVID-19 run by the Lords' Science and Technology Committee. Submissions due 30 June 2020.
- The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications inquiry run by the Human Rights (Joint Committee). Submissions due: 22 July 2020.
- UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks inquiry run by the Science and Technology Committee (Commons). Submissions due: 31 July 2020.
- POST’s page on how to Engage with Parliament as a researcher around COVID-19
- Parliament’s COVID-19 news page.
- ESRC and UKRI open calls to fund research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19
- UKRI: Apply to switch your existing funding to Covid-19 priority areas
- EU Commission’s page on EU supported research and innovation projects
- The United Nations Global Compact on #UnitingBusiness to respond to COVID-19
- International Council for Small Business (ICSB)’s resource page on the COVID-19 responses by International Organizations