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Inquiry into the impact of increasing costs

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee is concerned about the impact of the increasing costs on the sectors within its portfolio. It will be conducting a short inquiry looking into these impacts, and what support is needed, before making recommendations to the Welsh and UK Governments. The Committee is specifically interested in issues that are particular to or more acute in your sector than society in general.


The Committee would like to know:


>>>What impacts has increasing costs living had on your organisation and sector so far?

>>>What impacts do you predict increasing costs will have on your organisation and sector? To what extent will these impacts be irreversible (e.g. venues closing, rather than a temporary restriction in activities)?

>>>What interventions would you like to see from the Welsh and UK Governments?

>>>To what extent do the impacts you describe fall differently on people with protected characteristics and people of a lower socioeconomic status?



The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee has recently completed an inquiry on the economic and rural impact of cost of living pressures. This Committee’s inquiry is intended to complement this work as well as work undertaken by other Senedd committees.


Providing Written Evidence

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Disclosure of information

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The consultation closed on 15 September.2022

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565