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IPPR North


IPPR North conducts research on a wide variety of topics affecting the North of England, including local government and devolution, regional economics, industrial strategy, civil society, skills, education, social policy, transport and more

Latest publications

10 years of austerity: Eroding resilience in the North

Ten years after it was first introduced, new research finds that austerity has had a disproportionately damaging impact upon the North of England’s resilience and its capacity to deal with the social...

Publication Briefing Economy Equality Population and demographics Metro mayors IPPR North

Natural Assets North: Flooding in the North

Flooding in the north of England is an urgent and important issue. The month before this report was published, parts of South Yorkshire, as well as Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire...

Publication Briefing Environment IPPR North

The Devolution Parliament

The next parliament will find itself once again dominated by Brexit – whatever the result of the General Election. The main risk is that, in doing so, Westminster will yet again be incapable of...

Blog post Long read Power & politics IPPR North