This event launched a new programme of work by IPPR on the topic of the infringement of low levels of social mobility on Britain's implicit social contract: that those who work hard will have a fair chance to get on. It initiated a public discussion on what can be done to address this challenging issue. It included a keynote speech from Lisa Nandy, Member of Parliament for Wigan, who discussed her own project aimed at helping progressives reconnect with people in Britain's towns.
Beyond the Metropolis: Who Speaks for Britain's Towns in a Post-Brexit World?
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.