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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

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...

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....

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...

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...

Publication IPPR North Report Devolution & local leadership Metro mayors

A Brexit vision for a brazen North

Too many commentators have chosen to dismiss 2016 as a thoroughly bad year. I suspect history will judge it more kindly. From a Northern perspective, it may well go down as the year that Northerners...

Blog post IPPR North Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Progressive Brexit

The northern powerhouse rolls on, but lacks leadership

As Cameron and Osborne left Downing Street, many suspected the northern powerhouse bandwagon would be pushed into a siding. They couldn't have been more wrong – but it's a runaway train that...

Blog post IPPR North Expert comment Devolution & local leadership

Blueprint for a Great North Plan

There is broad agreement among stakeholders in the north of England that we need a 'Great North Plan' – and that we need to get on with drawing one up. This large-scale blueprint presents the best...

Publication Business Devolution & local leadership IPPR North Report