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Ed Cox

Director, IPPR North Cox Ed Ed has led IPPR North, IPPR's dedicated thinktank for the north of England, since 2009. He was Deputy Chair of the Northern Economic Futures Commission, which set out the …

24/03/2014
Person Devolution & local leadership Society & migration Staff 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

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 IPPR North

Now is the time to get behind a New North

The challenges and opportunities of the coming months and years will be huge; and it is by joining at a pan-Northern level we can shape at scale these forces, says IPPR North Director Ed Cox. …

07/07/2017
Blog post Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

From election turmoil to city stability

Strong and stable Mayors offer an alternative to a weak and wobbly national government, says Ed Cox – and that's good for businesses. Once again, British politics has served up a soap opera. …

07/07/2017
Blog post Expert comment Economy IPPR North

A Brexit vision for a brazen North

Too many commentators have chosen to dismiss 2016 as a thoroughly bad year. I suspect history will judge it more kindly. From a Northern perspective, it may well go down as the year that Northerners …

12/01/2017
Blog post IPPR North Expert comment Devolution & local leadership

The northern powerhouse rolls on, but lacks leadership

As Cameron and Osborne left Downing Street, many suspected the northern powerhouse bandwagon would be pushed into a siding. They couldn't have been more wrong – but it's a runaway train that …

29/07/2016
Blog post IPPR North Expert comment Devolution & local leadership