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The Design Council provides national strategic advice to UK government departments, sits on advisory boards and develops new policy positions.

We strive to create policy conditions to help designers do their best work and maximise value.

Read our latest policy papers

Our response to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Our response to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

26 June 2019

Design Council’s response to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission call for evidence has identified a number of areas where government action is needed to create the communities that people will value and want to live...

Our Guide on How Design can be used to Increase Investment

Our Guide on How Design can be used to Increase Investment

4 November 2020

We believe that government can go much further in recognising, promoting and testing to see how design can be used to increase investment in R&D. We’ve produced a summary paper that brings together our evidence and thinking,...

Our response to the 'Planning for the Future' White Paper

Our response to the 'Planning for the Future' White Paper

29 October 2020

The government’s Planning for the Future White Paper has potential to create some of the biggest reforms to our planning system since the Second World War. In the context of the climate crisis and as a result of Covid-19, the way...