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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...

04/05/2021
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...

12/04/2021
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...

03/03/2021
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

30/11/2020
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...

24/11/2020
Blog post Long read Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Immigration policy statement

Eight leading employers' associations joint statement in support of IPPR immigration reform policy proposals to increase flexibility and reward employers who invest in local skills

03/11/2020
Blog post Jobs & skills Society & migration IPPR

The UK agricultural sector: less but better

From #BuildBackBetter to Net Zero to Black Lives Matter – 2020 has been characterised by calls for a better and more sustainable future. Transition narratives have dominated much of the public...

22/10/2020
Blog post Long read Environment Environmental Justice Commission IPPR