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State of the North 2020/21: Power up, level up, rise up

Publication Report Devolution & local leadership Power & politics IPPR North
Topic: Devolution & local leadership

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...

21/06/2022
Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Economy Power & politics Metro mayors IPPR North

Northern mayors: 100 days of a new term

Three in every five people in the north of England, that’s 9.7 million people, are now covered by a mayoral combined authority. In the North, six powerful metro mayors now govern areas with a...

14/08/2021
Publication Briefing Devolution & local leadership Power & politics Metro mayors IPPR North

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...

02/06/2021
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...

04/05/2021
Blog post Long read Devolution & local leadership Power & politics IPPR North

Why devolution matters: The case of Cornwall

Cornwall was one of the first areas to secure a devolution deal in 2015 and it remains the only non-metropolitan area with devolved powers in England. But six years on, with significant progress...

19/03/2021
Publication Briefing Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

Strengthening the think tank sector in Scotland

This report considers the think tank sector in Scotland, its history and potential ways to strengthen the sector in the future.

05/03/2021
Publication Report Devolution & local leadership Scotland Third Sector IPPR Scotland

State of the North 2020/21: Power up, level up, rise up

In this year's State of the North report, we set out some of the ways in which the North’s economy does not, currently, create the conditions for a good life for everyone in the region – and how a truly ‘levelled up’ North might look.

07/12/2020
Publication Report Devolution & local leadership Power & politics IPPR North