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IPPR has experts across the spectrum of public policy who write engaging and interesting primers and pen in-depth analysis on the challenges and opportunities of the day. You can explore their expert commentary, analysis and long read essays here.

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Breaking the circle: A real plan for people who drive

Stephen Frost, principal research fellow at IPPR argues that the prime minister's ‘plan for motorists’ is far from the transport strategy that most people want: one that best meets their needs,...

Blog post Expert comment Environment IPPR

A new way of working: The idea behind the policy unit

At IPPR, we seek to play an important role in the policy ecosystem, acting as a bridge between power holders, civil society, the media and the public. Recently, we’ve been asking ourselves a couple...

Blog post Long read Society & migration IPPR

Prioritising child poverty this party conference season

Earlier this year, IPPR North and the North East Child Poverty Commission launched a new project to jointly explore what a child poverty strategy for the North East could and should look like....

Blog post Expert comment Economy Families Young people IPPR North

Working well: Improving work & health in the North East

Earlier this year, new ONS figures showed unemployment in the North East falling to (almost) the UK average. This was a positive sign, but employment alone doesn't necessarily equate to good work...

Blog post Long read IPPR North

Politicians have a public mandate for climate leadership

The public know that climate change is a major long-term risk to their family and community and are waiting for leadership, argues Sam Freedman.  In a crowded field July’s Uxbridge...

Blog post Environment Fair Transition Unit IPPR

On the side of motorists

Cars are central to many people’s lives and the 2021 Census revealed that this dependency has grown over the last decade. Communities across the UK understand the environmental and social necessity...

Blog post Environment Fair Transition Unit IPPR

Jess Search

We are really sorry to hear the deeply sad news that Jess Search, our outgoing Chair, passed away earlier this week following her recent cancer diagnosis. You can read the formal announcement  here...

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Scrap the cap: If not us, who?

With Keir Starmer’s refusal to commit to scrapping it should Labour form the next UK government, the two-child limit has understandably been a big focus of public and political attention this week....

Blog post Long read IPPR Scotland