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The democratic dimensions of the Suffragettes' victory

Last week’s centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act was an opportune moment to celebrate the achievements of the Suffragette women who put lives and livelihoods on the line to secure a...

Blog post Expert comment Power & politics Equality Leadership IPPR North

A Renewed Approach to Civil Society?

A new year traditionally offers the chance for radical renewal and a change of approach. But, as the Prime Minister’s botched reshuffle shows, the status quo can be surprisingly hard to shift....

Blog post Expert comment Society & migration IPPR North

Gove Grasps Vision for Rural Economy

Michael Gove’s speech yesterday at the Oxford Farming Conference provided some much-anticipated detail on plans for farming support following Britain’s withdrawal from the EU and with it the Common...

Blog post Expert comment Economy IPPR North

Is a Council of the North on the horizon?

Tomorrow, city leaders from across the North of England will gather to discuss ways to improve pan-northern collaboration. This is timely if not overdue. The prospect of Northern Ireland getting...

Blog post Expert comment Power & politics IPPR North

Civil society support in the north of England

The north of England has a rich and vibrant civil society. Civil society in the North exists in the shape that it does today, in part, because of a diverse ecosystem of organisations, funders and...

Publication Report Society & migration Third Sector IPPR North

Anna Round Analyses the North of Tyne Devolution Deal

The North of Tyne Devolution Deal, announced in last Wednesday’s budget, has been greeted with enthusiasm and not a little relief. It recognises the commitment to devolution in these three Local...

Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Metro mayors IPPR North

State of the North 2017: The Millennial Powerhouse

In 2030 the northern powerhouse will be run by the millennial generation. For the first time they and their successors will make up the majority of the electorate, and will form the overwhelming...

Publication Report Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

Northern mayors risk Brexit Babel

Last week the three Northern metro mayors, Andy Burnham, Ben Houchen and Steve Rotheram, held a first meeting with Brexit secretary David Davis. This meeting has been a long time coming. Back in July...

Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

A Northern Energy Strategy

Our vision for the north of England is that by 2050 we will be the leading low-carbon energy region in the UK, with an energy economy worth £15 billion per annum and 100,000 green jobs providing...

Publication Report Devolution & local leadership IPPR North