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

Publication Report Devolution & local leadership Equality Leadership Population and demographics Metro mayors IPPR North
Topic: Devolution & local leadership

Devolving power simply to abdicate it?

This week saw the publication of the Scottish Conservatives’ Independent Tax Commission. The report is pretty much the first insight that any of Scotland’s political parties have given us into their...

28/01/2016
Blog post Scotland IPPR Scotland Expert comment Devolution & local leadership

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...

19/09/2014
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...

09/09/2014
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...

14/04/2014
Publication England & Englishness Report Devolution & local leadership