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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

IPPR North

About IPPR North

IPPR North is the leading think tank for the north of England.  

For the past 18 years, we have produced high quality research which has made a real difference to the North. For example, our Northern Economic Futures Commission recommended the creation of Transport for the North and the NP11 – pan northern bodies that are having a positive impact on the economy of the region. 

We work towards a positive vision of a northern England that has realised its potential by taking power into its own hands, and a future in which regional inequalities no longer exist and opportunity and prosperity are open to everyone, everywhere. 

To achieve this vision, we produce high quality, impactful and independent research which shines a light on the challenges faced by the North, such as unacceptable health and wealth inequalities, and demonstrates what sensible, progressive policy can achieve. Our research specialisms include devolution, regional policy and economics, regional inequality and its intersections (gender, race, disability, class), local government and local government finance, local democratic justice and community empowerment, regional transport, and local delivery of net zero. 

We also convene people and advocate for policy change. We are made up of a team of research, policy, communications, and advocacy specialists who build on our strong history and our northern roots to have a positive impact on public policy.