From Industrial Revolution to Northern Powerhouse: productivity in the North of England

08.02.22 Before there was the Northern Powerhouse there was the City Growth Commission, an inquiry launched in October 2013...

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Life in a Northern Town

06.12.21 Towns are helped – not hindered – by links to nearby cities, according to our new report. Levelling...

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Health in the North

08.10.21 Our new report calls for local leaders to be given more responsibility for the NHS to improve health...

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Devolution and Mayoral Elections 2021

17.05.21 The polls of May 2021 were the largest set of local elections in a generation. A significant part...

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“A disadvantage chasm”: Long-term disadvantage in secondary schools

27.01.21 Our new report shows that the number of pupils from poorer backgrounds rose across many parts of the...

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The Case for Devolution

25.09.20 It is our firm view that levelling-up can only be achieved if a significant number of policy areas...

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HS2 and the Economy of the North

15.10.19 We commissioned Steer Economic Development (Steer-ED) in September 2019 to review the economic benefit of High-Speed 2 (HS2)...

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Next steps for the Northern Powerhouse

25.02.19  This report sets out bold and challenging proposals for how we can deliver an economy that works for...

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Devolving our railways

12.08.18 Over a six-week period in early summer, commuters and families faced misery on the rail network across the...

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Educating the North

29.01.18 Of all the requirements to deliver a meaningful Northern Powerhouse, there is perhaps nothing more important than high-quality...

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