This transport network has let down the North’s people and its economy for decades, and especially in recent years. Every year IPPR North undertakes two analyses of transport spending: historic spending, and planned spending. Every year this shows that central government has spent significantly more on transport in London historically, and still plans to do so in future.
This is a crucial time and the upcoming spending review presents an opportunity for the government to demonstrate their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.
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.