Progressive Levelling Up
IPPR and IPPR North are undertaking a major project to set out how to upgrade levelling up and rebalance power, wealth, and opportunity between and within our regions, with the voice of people at its centre.
The first phase of the project reported in September 2023 and drew on participatory work from across Hastings, Stoke-on-Trent, and Redcar, as well wider conversations with citizens, leaders and experts from across the UK.
If you would like to get in touch about our ongoing work in this area or are interested in becoming part of it, please contact Zoë Billingham at email@example.com.
Meet the team
Meet the team behind our Progressive Levelling Up Project.
Zoë BillinghamDirector of IPPR NorthRead more
Amreen QureshiResearch fellowRead more
Dr Arianna GiovanniniAssociate Fellow, IPPR NorthRead more
Becca Massey-Chase (on leave)Principal research fellow and co-head of participative researchRead more
Carys RobertsExecutive directorRead more
Chris ThomasHead of the Commission on Health and ProsperityRead more
Christine BerryAssociate fellow, IPPR North
George DibbAssociate director for economic policy and Head of the Centre for Economic JusticeRead more
Harry Quilter-PinnerDirector of policy and politicsRead more
Parth PatelSenior research fellowRead more
Rosie Lockwood (on leave)Head of media and advocacy, IPPR North and IPPR ScotlandRead more
Ryan SwiftResearch fellowRead more
Stephen FrostPrincipal research fellow and co-head of participative researchRead more
Parallel lives: Regionally rebalancing wealth, power and opportunityThis report addresses the urgent need to reduce regional inequality in the UK, and distribute wealth, power, and opportunity more fairly across the country.
Promises for the North: Analysing local parties’ pledges at the 2023 local elections
Zoë Billingham, director of IPPR North, on Channel 4 News discussing levelling up
State of the North 2023 - Looking out to level up: How the North and the UK measure upThis years State of the North report draws from international experience to show how the UK's regional inequality is not inevitable.
Rethinking levelling up: Caring for place, empowering connectors, and redesigning our culture of governanceThis paper critically assesses the unfinished governance processes of levelling up, challenging the traditional orthodoxy of territorial government in the UK.
£560 million in levelling up funding lost to inflation
Community led levelling up – insights from Redcar
An alternative approach to levelling up – insights from Hastings
It’s time to upgrade levelling upWhy the time is right to refocus on levelling up