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 response to the COVID 19 crisis and the Commission’s future plans, The Right Honourable The Lord Kerslake, Chair of the UK2070 Commission, issued the following statement on Friday 3 April 2020.

The Final Report of the UK2070 Commission: Make No Little Plans – Acting At Scale For A Fairer And Stronger Future was published in February 2020.

The Second Report of the UK2070 Commission: Moving Up The Gears – Seven National Priorities for Action was published in September 2019.

To debate and discuss our First Report we held a National Symposium at Leeds Civic Hall in June 2019.

The First Report of the UK2070 Commission: Fairer and Stronger – Rebalancing the UK Economy was published in May 2019.

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

About

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