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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

How May can deliver her energy bills pledge

In just a few weeks’ time, the Prime Minister looks set to use her speech to Conservative party conference to recommit to delivering on her pledge to make peoples’ energy cost less. What’s more,...

13/09/2017
Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Economy Public services Party conferences IPPR North

State of the Third Sector in the North West

Recently, the failings of a notorious, and highly unusual, charity, Kids Company, again made headlines across the country. Along with occasional headlines about a funding ‘crisis’ among charitable...

24/08/2017
Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Third Sector IPPR North

Guest blog: What is the N in the NHS?

Since 1948, the entire population of the United Kingdom has benefitted from universal and (mostly) comprehensive healthcare, free at the point of delivery. Conventionally, we refer to the provider of...

17/08/2017
Blog post Long read Devolution & local leadership Public services IPPR

Now is the time to get behind a New North

The challenges and opportunities of the coming months and years will be huge; and it is by joining at a pan-Northern level we can shape at scale these forces, says IPPR North Director Ed Cox....

07/07/2017
Blog post Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

England’s new leaders: How mayors can transform their cities

Six of England’s major cities will soon be under new leadership. If their powers are used effectively, these mayors could greatly improve the everyday lives of their citizens. This report addresses...

10/04/2017
Publication IPPR North England & Englishness Metro mayors Devolution & local leadership Report

Rebooting devolution: A common-sense approach to taking back control

The 'devolution revolution' has stalled, largely for lack of a clear purpose, process or timescale. A rebooted, successful approach to devolution requires a principle-based framework, set out in this...

01/02/2017
Publication IPPR North Report Devolution & local leadership Metro mayors