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Divided and connected: Regional inequalities in the North, the UK and the developed world – State of the North 2019

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Topic: Devolution & local leadership

The state of the North: Setting a baseline for the devolution decade

Marking 10 years since the launch of IPPR North, this report highlights the most important trends in the north of England over the last decade. Looking at economic growth and productivity, investment...

Publication IPPR North Devolution & local leadership Report

Greater Manchester: the beginning of 'Devo-More' for England

It is a well-worn aphorism that 'what Manchester thinks today, the rest of England thinks tomorrow', but today's news certainly provides justification for it. The devolution deal announced for...

Blog post England & Englishness Devolution & local leadership Expert comment

After No; what next?

The first priority is of course Scotland: divisions need to be healed and the country needs to come together. Unionist and nationalist politicians can demonstrate their commitment to such unity by...

Blog post England & Englishness Scotland Expert comment Devolution & local leadership

Scotland's will to power - and why 'Britishness' was never enough

It is 100 years since the Irish Home Rule Bill reached the statute book, only to lie there dead on the mortuary table of British imperial history. The Irish war of independence consigned it to the...

Blog post England & Englishness Scotland Expert comment Devolution & local leadership

The future of England: The local dimension

Looking beyond recent analysis focusing on Englishness and the politics of England, this paper investigates people's level of connection with local areas, their trust in local institutions and their...

Publication England & Englishness Report Devolution & local leadership

England and its two unions: The anatomy of a nation and its discontents

This report highlights politically important and culturally fascinating trends in the attitudes of people living in England to national identity and their nation's relationship with its two unions:...

Publication England & Englishness Scotland Report Devolution & local leadership

Funding devo more: Fiscal options for strengthening the union

This paper outlines an approach to funding devolved government in the United Kingdom, drawing on lessons from federal systems around the world and recognising the practicalities of the UK's public...

Publication Scotland Report Devolution & local leadership