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On the Home Front

In its forthcoming heat and buildings strategy the government needs to stump up the cash, set robust standards, support skills development, and communicate, communicate, communicate, if the UK is to be successful on the home front on the climate crisis.

Blog post Expert comment Environment Housing & infrastructure Environmental Justice Commission IPPR

The last Scottish Parliament set good ambitions - this one must deliver them

My last face-to-face work meeting before Covid-19 was back in February 2020, a few weeks before the pandemic hit Scotland. Looking back now, the idea of getting the train, going to Glasgow, meeting a...

Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Power & politics Scotland IPPR Scotland

Elections 2021: A view from the North

A milestone for devolution This week, voters across the UK will participate in devolved and local elections. The political and policy landscapes are very different from 2017 when the first of...

Blog post Long read Devolution & local leadership Power & politics IPPR North

When are we going to talk tax in Scotland?

The Covid crisis has affected us all, but it has not done so equally. We must remember that when it comes to paying for the recovery. Regardless of who wins the election in May, it’s likely that...

Blog post Expert comment Economy Scotland IPPR Scotland

The Chancellor must use the Budget to invest in the North’s industry

It is time for the government to match its rhetoric on decarbonisation and levelling up with action, says Jonathan Webb. Aspirations to decarbonise our economy and level up the country are...

Blog post Expert comment Economy Environment Jobs & skills Budget IPPR North

Economists urge BBC to rethink 'inappropriate' reporting of UK economy

Leading economists have written to the Tim Davie, the BBC's Director General, to object that some BBC reporting of the spending review "misrepresented" the financial constraints facing the UK government and economy

Blog post Expert comment Economy Budget Centre for Economic Justice IPPR

Care after Coronavirus: Avoiding a fatal breach of trust

Introduction:   In Boris Johnson’s  first speech  as Prime Minister he made a promise to the nation that he would “fix the crisis in social care once and for all with a clear plan we have...

Blog post Long read Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR