The Covid inquiry: what we know so far, and how it could impact your organisation

In this guide, we tackle some of the key questions you may have about how the inquiry will work and how you can be involved.

As the UK comes to terms with the impact of the pandemic, there is a substantial and well justified public concern about key strategic decisions that were made throughout the crisis by the UK government. 

With Scotland now moving ahead with its own public inquiry and inviting views on aims and principles, many organisations in England and Wales are also making initial preparations, following the prime minister’s announcement in May that a forthcoming inquiry would place “the state’s actions under the microscope”.

In this guide, we tackle some of the key questions you may have about how the inquiry will work and how you can be involved.

If you feel that your organisation, your stakeholders or beneficiaries, or the sector you represent were seriously impacted by the government’s decision-making, you may want to think about participating in the inquiry. 

We’d be happy to talk things through with you. 


This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of September 15, 2021.