The 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.

Regional inequality is a major concern for the public, and looming elections present an opportunity for course correction in the next parliament and the decade to come.

This State of the North report assesses our current course and proposes five priority areas for a decade of renewal. We envision a future where the North’s regions stand equally among others offering opportunities for all to thrive within a healthy, prosperous, and equal country. We call for transformative action, to look forward, and realise the full potential of our regions.

You can download our poster summary or the full report from the links at the right hand side of this page.