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How May can deliver her energy bills pledge

In just a few weeks’ time, the Prime Minister looks set to use her speech to Conservative party conference to recommit to delivering on her pledge to make peoples’ energy cost less. What’s more,...

Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Economy Public services Party conferences IPPR North

State of the Third Sector in the North West

Recently, the failings of a notorious, and highly unusual, charity, Kids Company, again made headlines across the country. Along with occasional headlines about a funding ‘crisis’ among charitable...

Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Third Sector IPPR North

From election turmoil to city stability

Strong and stable Mayors offer an alternative to a weak and wobbly national government, says Ed Cox – and that's good for businesses. Once again, British politics has served up a soap opera....

Blog post Expert comment Economy IPPR North

Northern schools: one year on

One year on from our landmark Northern Schools report with Teach First, IPPR North's Anna Round surveys the region's educational landscape. In the year since IPPR North’s  Northern Schools...

Blog post Expert comment Jobs & skills IPPR North

Now is the time to get behind a New North

The challenges and opportunities of the coming months and years will be huge; and it is by joining at a pan-Northern level we can shape at scale these forces, says IPPR North Director Ed Cox....

Blog post Devolution & local leadership IPPR North