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Valuing our Volunteers

The first rule for any aspiring British politician is: never slag off the NHS. The second, I’d wager, is to always sing the praises of unpaid volunteers. The recent Civil Society Strategy , for...

Blog post Expert comment Power & politics Third Sector IPPR North

The value of volunteering in the North

The bedrock of civil society is its core of small and informal groups where people have come together to make a difference to their local areas. Most of these organisations have no employees and...

Publication Briefing Society & migration Third Sector IPPR North

Natural Assets North: the foundations of the Northern Powerhouse

Head North on the M6 over any bank holiday weekend and you’ll find that you are not alone-  because everyone knows that the North is where all the good stuff is – the highest mountains, the best...

Blog post Expert comment Environment IPPR North

The Northern Challenge?

Earlier this month the former Chancellor, George Osborne, spoke to the Education Select Committee alongside two of his colleagues, Henri Murison and Lord Jim O’Neill, from the Northern Powerhouse...

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Mayor Steve Rotheram's keynote speech to the Brexit North Summit

Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, delivered the keynote speech at the first Brexit North Summit, hosted by IPPR North and City-REDI. He calls for devolution to the English...

Blog post Power & politics Metro mayors IPPR North

Why housing in the UK requires bricks, not blame

The Government’s recent announcement on a review of the National Policy Planning Framework has struck a more considered tone than the 2012 NPPF which marked a particularly low point in the...

Blog post Expert comment Housing & infrastructure IPPR North

The value of business to the third sector in the North

This short briefing paper will use data from the Third Sector Trends study to explore the nature of the relationship between the private sector and TSOs in greater depth. It uses data from the...

Publication Briefing IPPR North

Ed Cox to leave IPPR North

Having been Director of IPPR North for eight and a half years, it is time to move on. I’m very proud of what we have achieved at IPPR North over these years. When we published Northern...

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