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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

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
Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Metro mayors IPPR North

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
Publication Report Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

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
Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

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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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
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