We show how centralised governance has been an especially acute problem for the UK and discuss how it has exacerbated our regional divides.
Finally, we show how devolution could be a source of hope and real change. We highlight the pioneering northern mayors who have already shown what devolution can do, even with their limited powers. We conclude by setting out the ambition for the North in 2020.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.