IPPR North

IPPR North is the leading think tank based in the north of England.

We develop bold, progressive ideas to empower England’s regions so that everyone has the opportunity to live a good life and to thrive. We are deeply connected to the issues our communities face.

For 20 years IPPR North has been conducting independent research and influencing powerholders which has resulted in tangible, positive policy change. Our expertise in a wide range of public policy areas, from skills to regional economies, is highly regarded, and our networks across England’s regions are industry leading. IPPR North leads the policy sector in the regions on high quality research, and impact.

Our vision is of people and communities in England’s regions realising their full potential. It is a future in which place-based inequalities no longer exist, and opportunity and prosperity is open to all people across England.

We are researchers, communicators, and policy experts who develop bold, progressive ideas to empower England’s regions. Our recommendations shift the debate and create a new consensus. Our specialist areas are regional growth, devolution and local power and democracy.