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Publications

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

Elections 2021: A view from the North

A milestone for devolution This week, voters across the UK will participate in devolved and local elections. The political and policy landscapes are very different from 2017 when the first of...

04/05/2021
Blog post Long read Devolution & local leadership Power & politics IPPR North

Women in the North: Choosing to challenge inequalities

Women have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s impacts in the past year. Around 45 per cent of working women across the North work in sectors that have seen the biggest negative impacts during the pandemic.

28/04/2021
Publication Report Society & migration Equality Coronavirus response IPPR North

Why devolution matters: The case of Cornwall

Cornwall was one of the first areas to secure a devolution deal in 2015 and it remains the only non-metropolitan area with devolved powers in England. But six years on, with significant progress...

19/03/2021
Publication Briefing Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

The Chancellor must use the Budget to invest in the North’s industry

It is time for the government to match its rhetoric on decarbonisation and levelling up with action, says Jonathan Webb. Aspirations to decarbonise our economy and level up the country are...

03/03/2021
Blog post Expert comment Economy Environment Jobs & skills Budget IPPR North

Anchor, belong, connect: The future of town centres

As we try to see a future beyond Covid-19, we must come to terms with how town centres have changed and the challenges and opportunities that this presents for all of us. 

04/02/2021
Publication Report Economy IPPR North

State of the North 2020/21: Power up, level up, rise up

In this year's State of the North report, we set out some of the ways in which the North’s economy does not, currently, create the conditions for a good life for everyone in the region – and how a truly ‘levelled up’ North might look.

07/12/2020
Publication Report Devolution & local leadership Power & politics IPPR North

Levelling up health for prosperity

This report outlines policy to make health improvement and the reduction of place-based health inequality a joint enterprise between local and national government

07/12/2020
Publication Report Public services Better Health and Care IPPR North

Northern Powerhomes: A green recovery plan to decarbonise homes in the North

There is huge potential for economic stimulus provided by a programme of housing decarbonisation in the north of England. Healthier homes with lower emissions are crucial to our journey to a net-zero carbon future and for ‘levelling up’ the North’s economy..

17/11/2020
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure New Skills at Work Science & technology IPPR North

Young people affected by homelessness in north east England

Early intervention to support young people and their families can reduce rates of homelessness. However, the relevant services need sufficient funding, specialist expertise, and effective partnerships.

23/10/2020
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure Homelessness IPPR North