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IPPR accelerates progress through ideas, analysis, and public dialogue.

Our work provides insight into the challenges facing UK society, and impactful, workable policies.

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  1. A high-up view of Leeds city centre: a bustling city with a train over a viaduct in the goreground and the city and lots of green buses behind

    State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewal

    The North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
  2. No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in Scotland

    How can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
  3. The asylum backlog: Job done?

    This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.
  4. Social housing need of the hour amid homelessness crisis 

    At a time when the social housing waitlist is weighed down with hundreds of thousands of people, the Scottish government has planned to reduce approximately £200 million in investment in social housebuilding. This could be disastrous and…
  5. Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring Budget

    Leading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.
  6. Department for Work & Pensions at Caxton House in Westminster, London

    Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment support

    Across the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.