We have many ongoing workstreams, so know that even if we don’t highlight them in this weekly roundup, there’s a lot going on across all our policy areas. Think of the below as a ‘top three’ for the week.
The AA submitted an industry response to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s COVID Hub, which is surveying the current economic impact of the pandemic on sectors within its remit. The response collated views from members on the impact of C-19, and Brexit, and highlighted key industry asks for Government between now and April 2021. Among these are an extension of the Trade Credit Reinsurance scheme, a data adequacy Agreement with the EU, and business rates relief for the OOH sector. Thank you to members who fed in.
AA Council met earlier this week with a jam-packed agenda. This meeting covered the ASA’s five-year strategy; the ASA’s funding challenges; the three pillars of the AA’s strategic plan (climate, trust, and inclusion);HFSS advertising; the impact of COVID; and economic forecasts for the industry.
The AA’s Climate Action Steering Group met for the second time this week to discuss the upcoming publication of the AA’s climate action report and the launch of the new Ad Net Zero initiative on 18 November (click here to register). The report includes a 5-point action plan which aims to help business and organizations across the industry reach real net zero by 2030.