Leicester Review call for evidence

Closes 5 Aug 2024

Opened 7 May 2024


In early 2023 the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, commissioned Lord Ian Austin of Dudley to chair an independent review into the unrest that occurred in Leicester in September 2022.

Lord Austin is working with Professor Hilary Pilkington and Dr Shaaz Mahboob to establish:

  • what happened?
  • why?
  • what can be done differently to improve social cohesion and prevent these issues happening in future?

The independent Panel will report their findings and recommendations for the City of Leicester and national government later this year.

This call for evidence relates to events that took place in Leicester, England, in September 2022 only.

Why your views matter

This call for evidence seeks views on: 

The experiences of Leicester residents who were involved in or affected by the civil unrest that took place in September 2022, why this happened and what could be done differently to prevent these issues in future.

Local organisations who work with communities in Leicester, particularly those directly affected by the events in 2022. 

National and international organisations with expertise in social integration, cohesion and any other factors that are relevant to the Review, who can share research and learning.

Give us your views