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New director announced to lead IPPR North

Christine Berry has been appointed director of @IPPRNorth, the leading think tank for the north of England.

Podcast with IPPR’s Michael Jacobs on alternate ways to increase productivity

We have a great chat with Michael Jacobs, Chair of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice about alternate ways to increase productivity. Michael was a part of a panel at the ERSA annual conference.  

Revealed - Furloughed workers far less likely to have basic qualifications

@IPPR calls for spending review to include a long-term funding settlement for further education, to help drive economic recovery  Furloughed workers who lose their jobs are far less likely to have higher level qualifications than the general population, hampering their search for new opportunities, according to new research by IPPR.

Government’s ‘lost learning’ catchup plan not enough to close attainment gap say 71 per cent of teachers

Mental health support for the most vulnerable pupils must be prioritised to close growing attainment gap in schools, says IPPR

Citizens should have new 'minimum standards of access' to digital, says think tank

New IPPR North research sets out the challenge of digital exclusion in the North East, and provides a blueprint to tackle it Digital access is now a requirement for modern day life. Prior to the pandemic people increasingly needed access to devices, connection, and the skills needed to use them, and this has been accelerated by the pandemic. However, research published today by the leading think tank for the north of England finds that the North East is likely to have higher levels of digital exclusion than the rest of England.


The leading think tank for the north of England has today published research shining a light on how multiple injustices are having a disproportionate impact on disabled northerners.

100 days on from the May elections, research reveals the difference mayors are making in the North

100 days after the May 2021 elections, @IPPRNorth, the leading think tank for the north of England has published analysis that demonstrates the difference northern metro mayors are making to their communities. 

Dr. John Brennan Responds to IPPR Research on Curriculum

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published research today that finds that schools and colleges should design a new curriculum that keeps teenagers in training and education.

IPPR report on transitions at 14 – a missed opportunity

When the IPPR published their interim report “Transitions at 14” in September 2016, I was encouraged to see high quality research data which backed up my direct experience of UTC student recruitment.  Their interim report identified that UTC students “are more likely to have lower attainment at key stage 2, and to have ‘under-progressed’ between the ages of 7 and 11” and that “based on their attainment at KS2, they are predicted to achieve GCSE grades below the national average.”  They also noted that “…14–19 institutions are, in general, attracting the lower attaining and more disadvantaged pupils from ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools, and the higher-attaining and less disadvantaged pupils from schools rated as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’.”

Revealed: The impact of the pandemic on women in the North

Leading think tank @IPPRNorth calls for “deeds, not words”, to “build back fairer” for northern women  The leading think-tank for the north of England has today published research showing that northern women have been disproportionately impacted by inequalities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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