UK2070 Commission launch - report
Members of the Manchester Urban Institute attended the launch of the UK2070 Commission on 9 October at the House of Lords.
The UK2070 Commission has been established with the aim of developing a spatial economic framework that will allow the UK to become a more geographically balanced nation, reducing the current large disparities in economic and social outcomes across the country.
The work of the Commission is supported by staff from the University of Manchester, led by Professor Cecilia Wong, along with colleagues from the University of Sheffield and University College London. UK2070 is chaired by former head of the Civil Service Lord Kerslake, who gave a keynote speech at the launch event setting out the aims and objectives of the Commission, which he said would take a “longer view” on the interventions needed to realise the strengths of all parts of the UK. The call for evidence is now open and responses are encouraged from community groups, industry, the academic community and other interested parties.