Design Council's response to the UK 2070 Commission: Call for evidence
Design Council has responded to the UK 2070 commission which is an independent inquiry into the spatial inequalities across the UK. Its purpose it to set out a framework for action to deliver change.
In our response we argue that design is central to reducing regional inequalities across the UK and can unlock the potential that exists in call communities. However, our research points to an uneven distribution of design across the country which risks a growing divide between those businesses, places and people that have access to design and those that do not. We are especially concerned that areas most at risk of automation have the lowest concentrations of design firms which means they are more likely to be affected by future economic changes with increased risks of high unemployment.
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