At a time of great upheaval, uncertainty and division, instead of looking inward this year’s IPPR State of the North research report looks outward – to the country and across the developed world to show how the North fits into a bigger picture. The report investigates how divided but interdependent we are as a country, comparing the UK to countries overseas.

The report shows how centralised governance has been an especially acute problem for the UK and discuss how it has exacerbated our regional divides.

Finally, the report shows how devolution could be a source of hope and real change. It highlights the pioneering northern mayors who have already shown what devolution can do, even with their limited powers. It concludes by setting out the ambition for the North in 2020.

See more here.