Throughout the life of the UK2070 Commission there will be a series of events, aimed at explaining the work of the Commission and soliciting the views of all interested parties across the UK.


Commission events:


The UK2070 Commission launch

9 October 2018, Palace of Westminster

The UK2070 Commission was launched at an event held at the House of Lords in London on Tuesday 9 October. Hosted by our Chair, Lord Kerslake, the event set out the rationale, priorities and activities of the Commission. It also painted a picture of the different possibilities for the UK in 2070 and featured short presentations by Commission members. The launch event also saw the publishing of our Call To Evidence which is open to all to respond; with the deadline for submissions being Friday 16 November.


National Symposium – Facing up to Inequalities across the UK

13 June 2019, Leeds Civic Hall

The United Kingdom is undergoing fundamental changes. None is more needed than the way we address the long standing and deep-rooted inequalities across the regions and nations. The UK2070 Commission is therefore undertaking a major review of the nature, causes and extent of these inequalities

The Symposium will provide an opportunity for the UK2070 Commission to present the findings of its review so far and the lessons from the past. It will set out the risks we face if we do not change the way we do things. It will also explore what should be done in order to:

  • Deliver effective devolution and decentralisation
  • Restructure the economy
  • Enable long term spatial planning
  • Provide stable long-term funding for action

The Symposium is a key stage in the work of the Commission, with the event aiming to share our work  to date, and to solicit the views of interested stakeholders. It is therefore an opportunity for you to help shape the common future of all our communities and the Commission’s thinking, as we work towards our Final Report. To learn how to register your attendance for this event, please click here.


Final report launch

January 2020

The Final Report of the UK2070 Commission will be published in Janaury 2020 and made available at the launch event. We will post details of the event here in due course.


Contact

If you would like to contact us about our work, please email: uk2070@sheffield.ac.uk, or get in touch through Twitter @UK_2070.