Meanwhile, developments in digital technology have opened up new opportunities, and this new transport frontier offers a significant socioeconomic opportunity for the UK through reductions in negative health, environmental and congestion outcomes, and the promotion of domestic industry. As the UK leaves the EU, its already well-developed innovative mobility solutions could be advantageous, but this mobility transition will only succeed if a new generation of clean and connected vehicles can be powered.
This paper explores the major problems facing transport, and the potential of a mobility transition to overcome these problems as part of a wider programme of socioeconomic renewal. It argues that the north of England is well positioned to play a leading role in this transition.
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.