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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

Decent work: Harnessing the power of local government

The North is enduring a severe job quality crisis. Record high employment figures conceal major deficiencies in the quality of work people are doing. And while every region of the country has seen an...

15/05/2019
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State of the North 2018: Reprioritising the Northern Powerhouse

The north of England has rarely faced such threat and opportunity. Brexit looms; budgets in essential NHS and council services are at breaking point. The world’s major, long-term challenges –...

05/12/2018
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Skills for the North: Devolving technical education to cities

The north of England needs a skilled workforce and a system for skills development that meets the changing needs of the regional economy. Qualifications levels across the north of England are lower...

17/01/2018
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Anna Round Analyses the North of Tyne Devolution Deal

The North of Tyne Devolution Deal, announced in last Wednesday’s budget, has been greeted with enthusiasm and not a little relief. It recognises the commitment to devolution in these three Local...

29/11/2017
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State of the North 2017: The Millennial Powerhouse

In 2030 the northern powerhouse will be run by the millennial generation. For the first time they and their successors will make up the majority of the electorate, and will form the overwhelming...

09/11/2017
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Northern mayors risk Brexit Babel

Last week the three Northern metro mayors, Andy Burnham, Ben Houchen and Steve Rotheram, held a first meeting with Brexit secretary David Davis. This meeting has been a long time coming. Back in July...

17/10/2017
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A Northern Energy Strategy

Our vision for the north of England is that by 2050 we will be the leading low-carbon energy region in the UK, with an energy economy worth £15 billion per annum and 100,000 green jobs providing...

12/10/2017
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