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Will Cook

Associate Fellow Cook Will Will is an economist with expertise in policy design and evaluation. He is currently a researcher in the economics of education at the University of Manchester where he …

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Northern Economic Summary: September 2012

IPPR North's quarter three economic summary shows that the most recent unemployment figures suggest an upturn in the fortunes of the Northern labour market, despite the confirmation that the national economy entered a double dip recession in quarter two. However it is too soon to be optimistic about the remainder of the year - output remains depressed and hiring into secure work is still very low, suggesting that firms may be poised to lay off staff in the remaining quarter of the year.

IPPR North Economy Coverage

Northern Economic Summary: March 2012

>2011 ended badly for the UK economy and the North did not escape the downturn during the final quarter, with the gap between the unemployment rate in the North and the South East opening up to near record levels.

IPPR North Economy Coverage

Refining the balancing act

Without a greater focus on spatial rebalancing and the significant decentralisation of central government functions away from Whitehall both employment and demographic patterns are unlikely to shift.

Ed Cox
IPPR North Jobs & skills Coverage