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Topic: Economy

The Northern Powerhouse: 5 years in

Background The Northern Powerhouse agenda turns five years old this weekend. Like any new government programme it has attracted cynicism, but many saw as a great opportunity for the North of...

21/06/2019
Blog post Long read Economy Leadership IPPR North

REGIONAL ANALYSIS: North East

This analysis was handed out at our event  Economic Justice for the North East.  The event was the North East instalment in a UK-wide series of public meetings held by the IPPR Centre for Economic...

19/06/2019
Blog post Economy

It’s the Small Businesses that Count

If small business leaders in the North of England were to offer up a prayer, it might go something like this: ‘grant us the advice to manage the things we cannot change, the support to change the...

06/06/2019
Blog post Expert comment Economy Business IPPR North

The UK in the global economy

In recent years our economy has been growing, but most people are no better off than a decade ago. For many people the economy does not appear to be working at all.

09/05/2019
Publication Graphic guide IPPR Economy Centre for Economic Justice

SMEs and productivity in the Northern Powerhouse: Interim report

Productivity is a measure of how effectively an economy uses the resources at its disposal (including the labour of its workforce, different aspects of capital such as machinery and technology, and...

26/02/2019
Publication Report Economy Business IPPR North

A progressive future for income tax in Scotland?

The Scottish government begins the budget process for Scotland on 12 December 2018, publishing its draft budget for 2019/20. This will see the Scottish government set out its plans for devolved taxes...

12/12/2018
Publication Briefing Economy Budget Scotland IPPR Scotland