An Inquiry into Regional Inequalities Towards a Framework For Action

The UK2070 Commission is an independent inquiry into city and regional inequalities in the UK. Chaired by Lord Kerslake, it has been set up to conduct a review of the policy and spatial issues related to the UK’s long-term city and regional development.

In February 2020, the Report of the Findings of the UK2070 Commission Inquiry were set out in our report: Make No Little Plans – Acting At Scale For A Fairer And Stronger Future.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, in October 2020 the UK2070 Commission published Go Big – Go Local: The UK2070 Report on a New Deal for Levelling Up the United Kingdom.

The UK2070 Commission is currently setting up a series Task Forces across the UK to take forward its Ten Point Plan for levelling up the UK. The first of these is the UK2070 Teesside Taskforce, which until Friday 4th December 2020, is running a Call for Evidence into the potential of freeports, steel, hydrogen and the wider net zero agenda to boost opportunity for people from across the Tees Valley.

The work of the UK2070 Commission is being supported by Turner and Townsend, a professional services company headquartered in Leeds.

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The UK2070 Commission is an independent inquiry into city and regional inequalities in the UK. Chaired by Lord Kerslake, it has been set up to conduct a review of the policy and spatial issues related to the UK’s long-term city and regional development.

The Commission will run in four phases, from July 2018 to January 2020, with a formal launch event having taken place at the House of Lords in October 2018. Further meetings and consultations will take place across the UK.

The project partners include the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; the University of Manchester; the University of Sheffield; University College London; the Sir Hugh Sykes Charitable Trust (SHSCT) and the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

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Why 2070?

The reference to 2070 is an explicit recognition that the timescales for successful city and regional development are often very long, in contrast to the short-termism of political cycles.

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The Commission will run in four phases, from July 2018 to January 2020, with a formal launch event having taken place at the House of Lords in October 2018. Further meetings and consultations will take place across the UK.

The project partners include the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; the University of Manchester; the University of Sheffield; University College London; the Sir Hugh Sykes Charitable Trust (SHSCT) and the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

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Thank you @david_whysall and @turnertownsend for your support and evidence to @UK_2070 Teesside Taskforce report https://t.co/X9hFaiyQz9

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If you would like to contact us about our work, please email: UK2070Commission@turntown.com, or get in touch through Twitter @UK_2070.