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Explainer: Inside the new North East devolution deal

The week before last, a new devolution deal for the North East was announced by the secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities. Subject to local and parliamentary approval, the new...

10/01/2023
Blog post Power & politics IPPR North Long read

£560 million in levelling up funding lost to inflation

Inflation is expected to create a £560 million hole in the government’s Levelling Up Fund (LUF) and Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) by 2025/26 according to our analysis of new figures published today...

17/11/2022
Blog post Long read Economy Progressive levelling up IPPR North

Freefall: how a year of chaos has undermined trust in politics

The last few weeks have seen profound political turmoil dominate our national debate. So bad has our plight become that The Economist magazine recently coined the term “ Britaly ”, a comparison to...

03/11/2022
Blog post Power & politics IPPR

Community led levelling up – insights from Redcar

 “ I think it already is special we have just been left in the Stone Age .” This was the response from Helen,* a social worker who had lived in Redcar nearly all her life when she was...

13/10/2022
Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Progressive levelling up IPPR North

The big buyback

This briefing is published in collaboration with Common Wealth as part of our programme of work exploring profits and corporate power post-pandemic. As the cost-of-living crisis continues to...

11/10/2022
Blog post Economy IPPR Budget