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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

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
Publication Report Devolution & local leadership Jobs & skills

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
Publication Report Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

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