Creating a country that works for all
Arianna Giovannini of IPPR North says that whichever party emerges as the winner on 13 December should prioritise rebalancing our national economy - creating a country that works for everyone.
We need the People’s Powerhouse now more than ever
The need for the People’s Powerhouse and an alternative, optimistic vision for the North is only increasing, says Tracy Fishwick.
McDonnell unveils a Northern manifesto
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell will today announce plans to shift the balance of power from Westminster to the North.
Putting the Power into the Northern Powerhouse
The Queen’s Speech pledged a White Paper to unleash regional potential. But Colin Copus and Steve Leach say the ‘democratic shortcomings’ of the Northern Powerhouse will worsen if the call for more radical devolution to the North is answered.
Queen's speech: Devolution White Paper to set out 'structural reform'
An English devolution White Paper is planned by the Government, it has been confirmed in the Queen’s Speech.
Is the new team up for more devolution?
A deep understanding of devolution runs through the core of the current Government, says Heather Jameson - 'not least that it is the only answer to the Brexit voters hitting back at remote democracy'.
Staying centred on a ‘One North’ approach
Melvyn Ingleson says the work to date of the Northern Powerhouse 11 Local Enterprise Partnership regions shows there is ‘real enthusiasm’ to deliver on a vision for the North of England.
Where next for devolution?
The Government needs to turn its devolution vows into action, by showing that its renewed enthusiasm has solid foundations and is more than 'mere pork barrelling', says Arianna Giovannini.
Johnson in devolution pledge
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to give more power to people and businesses in the North.
Hopes of devolution framework revival
Sector sources remain hopeful that the long-promised devolution framework could still be revived after a private informal meeting with Government officials about the next steps.
Treasury renews support for Northern Powerhouse
The Treasury has renewed support for the Northern Powerhouse project as it makes rebalancing the economy one of its core objectives.
Report: Council of the North needed to drive growth
A Council of the North should be created to develop and implement an industrial strategy for the region, a new report has suggested.
Right time for the Western Powerhouse
Lord Kerslake says the launch of the Western Powerhouse complements the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine and sets out a programme of action to address the growing inequalities between London and the wider South East and the rest of the UK
A more ambitious devo agenda should have local government at its core
Local authorities are the backbone of democracy and should be at the core of the next phase of devolution, writes Arianna Giovannini. These principles should be ingrained in the devolution framework, she believes.
Only devolution can protect public services from years of Brexit chaos
Andrew Laird argues that only a renewed and rapid drive to devolve power to cities and local areas can protect local public services from years of Brexit inspired central government inaction and chaos.
Think-tank finds austerity holding back Northern Powerhouse
Increased devolution is needed to ensure the success of the agenda, the IPPR North think-tank has argued.
Reimagining Leeds’ hub regeneration
Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan (LISM), is one example of how a city council is taking a forward-thinking approach, says Jamie Kerr.
Northern Power Towns have found a voice
Several key towns along the M6 corridor should be brought together to co-ordinate their planning and development, because they have a crucial part to play in the Northern Powerhouse story, says Steven Broomhead
Report urges levy on Northern Powerhouse firms
The councils that make up the Northern Powerhouse should be allowed to levy additional business rates to rejuvenate their communities, a think-tank has urged.
Berry encourages more councils to back east Lancashire unitary
Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry has suggested east Lancashire unitary plans would stand a better chance of succeeding if they were backed by every council.