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Topic: Housing & infrastructure

The Northern Energy Taskforce: A call for evidence

The objective of IPPR's Northern Energy Taskforce is to develop an energy strategy for the northern powerhouse. In this call for evidence, we invite all interested parties to contribute their...

Publication Report Housing & infrastructure

Unbuffering business: The role of SMEs in building a digital powerhouse

Small and medium-sized enterprises are lagging behind other businesses in terms of their digital capacity. This report argues that a more cohesive and strategic approach to getting SMEs to pursue...

Publication Business Science & technology IPPR North Report Housing & infrastructure

Community and local energy: Challenges and opportunities

A rising number of community energy projects and municipal and community-owned energy retail supply companies have been formed in recent years. But both kinds of initiative face significant challenge...

Publication Report Housing & infrastructure

Capital failure: Understanding the roots of London's housing crisis

London's housing crisis is critical, and its problems are complex and well-entrenched. This short briefing addresses the root causes and impacts of the chronic undersupply of homes for the millions...

Publication London Metro mayors Housing & infrastructure Report

To keep the UK's lights on, call time on coal

Yesterday, National Grid made its first emergency instruction since 2012, calling on industry to reduce its use of power. It was keen to stress that there was no chance of blackouts, and it was...

Blog post Expert comment Housing & infrastructure

The local energy in British politics

Much of the dynamism in contemporary British politics is to be found in local government, and there are few better examples of this than energy policy. Instead of demanding the renationalisation of...

Blog post Expert comment Housing & infrastructure