These floods are the latest demonstration of an unavoidable fact: many parts of the north of England are highly vulnerable to flooding. In recent years, parts of the north of England have seen several significant flooding events that have had major effects on people’s lives and the North’s economy.
This is the third in a series of Natural Assets North briefings. It considers the increasing risks posed by flooding to the Northern economy, which are being exacerbated by climate change and historical decisions about development and land use.
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.