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 will be presented at the CBI Minerals Group Living with Minerals 5 Conference in London on 17 November 2014. The following documents have been produced:
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.