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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

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

The state of the North 2015: Four tests for the northern powerhouse

This year, IPPR North’s annual State of the North report looks to the long-term future and asks a simple question: How will we know whether the ‘northern powerhouse’ is working? Even prior to the...

27/10/2015
Publication IPPR North Devolution & local leadership Report Metro mayors

Do we need a Great North Plan? Call for evidence

What should a strategic spatial planning framework for the north of England be like? What should be its scope, and how should it be developed? This call for evidence closed on Wednesday 30...

24/06/2015
Publication IPPR North Devolution & local leadership Briefing

The energy and complexity of British regionalism

The Dulwich Picture Gallery is currently showing an exhibition of the work of the English painter, printmaker and designer, Eric Ravilious. Ravilious, who died on service as a war artist in 1942,...

01/04/2015
Blog post England & Englishness Expert comment Devolution & local leadership

The state of the North: Setting a baseline for the devolution decade

Marking 10 years since the launch of IPPR North, this report highlights the most important trends in the north of England over the last decade. Looking at economic growth and productivity, investment...

13/11/2014
Publication IPPR North Devolution & local leadership Report

Greater Manchester: the beginning of 'Devo-More' for England

It is a well-worn aphorism that 'what Manchester thinks today, the rest of England thinks tomorrow', but today's news certainly provides justification for it. The devolution deal announced for...

03/11/2014
Blog post England & Englishness Devolution & local leadership Expert comment