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Ryan Swift reflects on the 8th anniversary of the Northern Powerhouse

June 23rd marks eight years since the Northern Powerhouse agenda was launched. On the same date this year voters will go to the polls in a by-election in Wakefield. This blog reflects on the lessons...

Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Economy Power & politics Metro mayors IPPR North

Voters sold on mayor’s bold buses vision

A range of elections took place across South Yorkshire last Thursday. This included local council elections, the election of a directly elected mayor in Doncaster and the election of the mayor for...

Blog post Expert comment Power & politics IPPR North

Making inclusive growth work for Scotland

Inclusive growth has become an increasingly prominent buzzword in Scotland, gaining prominence among policymakers at all levels of government. Since 2015, it has been central to plans for Scotland’s...

Blog post Long read Economy Public services Scotland IPPR Scotland

Failing to plan (for growth) is planning to fail

Concerning new figures show the government haven’t committed any new resource to the Plan for Growth despite BEIS disbanding a team of almost 50 civil servants In March of 2021 the government...

Blog post Economy Centre for Economic Justice IPPR

Levelling up gender parity locally: Erica Roscoe explains

This International Women’s Day, we take the emphasis on ‘empowering the local level’ highlighted in the recent levelling up white paper to reflect on why gender parity in policymaking is essential,...

Blog post Expert comment Power & politics IPPR North

The Chancellor’s energy plan is a sticking plaster full of holes

Today the energy regulator Ofgem has revealed the biggest ever rise in energy bills. The change will see the average cost of a household gas and electricity bill rise by £693 to £1,971 with energy...

Blog post Long read Housing & infrastructure IPPR