UK Minerals Forum Working Group 2013-2014 – Future Mineral Scenarios for the UK

In March 2013 the UKMF established a single working group with a remit to examine future scenarios and their implications for maintaining supplies of essential minerals to meet the needs of the UK economy over the 35 years to 2050, draw conclusions and make recommendations. The Group has looked particularly at minerals already being produced in the UK, or which might be produced here in the future, together with the wider factors that may influence future demand and supply. This study (which included undertaking a scenarios workshop) was completed in July 2014 and the results were presented at the CBI Minerals Group Living with Minerals 5 Conference in London on 17 November 2014. The following documents have been produced:

  1. The future of our minerals – summary report of the UK Minerals Forum Minerals Scenarios Working Group
  2. Future Minerals Scenarios for the UK – final report of the UK Minerals Forum Working Group 2013 - 2014
  3. Trends in UK Production of Minerals - provides essential baseline information on the evolving pattern of the UK’s mineral production in recent decades
  4. Future Minerals Scenarios for the UK – reports from the scenarios workshop:
    1. Workshop executive summary
    2. Workshop main report
    3. Slides summarising future mineral scenarios for the UK

Working groups

Orgreave open-cast coal site

UK Minerals Forum Working Groups 2009–2011

The UKMF commenced its second phase of work in autumn 2009 when three new Working Groups were established to examine the following topics:

The working groups reported to the Living with Minerals 4 Conference held in November 2011. To download detailed reports from each working group published in November 2011, please click on the relevant group above.

The document 'UKMF Summary Report 2009-2011' summarises the reports prepared by the working groups and presented at this meeting. Click link to download in .pdf format.

UK Minerals Forum Working Groups 2007–2008

At its meeting on 19 September 2007, the UKMF established four Working Groups to examine the following topics:

The Working Groups reported back to the Forum in September 2008 and presented findings at the Living with Minerals 3 Conference on 3 November 2008.

The document ‘Shaping UK Minerals Policy’ summarises the reports prepared by the Working Groups. Click link to download in pdf format.

To download a copy of the final report of each Working Group, click on the relevant group above.