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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

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

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...

12/01/2017
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...

29/07/2016
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...

17/06/2016
Publication Business Devolution & local leadership IPPR North Report

What should be top of Mayor Khan’s to-do list?

The jubilation that followed a hard-won and decisive victory will soon dissipate as the scale of the task facing him fast becomes very real. The energetic new mayor will be bombarded with calls for...

12/05/2016
Blog post London Expert comment 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

Empowering counties: Unlocking county devolution deals

This report considers how the decentralisation process is impacting on England's counties, and how these diverse areas can – by securing locally-specific powers and governance arrangements – boost...

16/11/2015
Publication Report Devolution & local leadership