San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event will feature a keynote speech from Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cymru, who will address the need to rebalance the economy.
Rebalancing the economy away from an overdependence on London and the South East is vital for local and regional growth. Speaking at this event, Leanne Wood will draw comparisons between post industrial Wales and the post industrial areas of the north of England. She will explore how the current economic set up of the UK has let these areas down and will offer ideas for how this can be addressed.
Leanne’s speech will be followed by a response from Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North, who will outline specific challenges facing the North of England. He will draw on findings from the Northern Economic Futures Commission to show how investment in the northern economy can help drive national prosperity.
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IPPR North is IPPR’s dedicated think tank for the North of England. With bases in Newcastle and Manchester, IPPR North’s research, together with our stimulating and varied events programme, seeks to produce innovative policy ideas for fair, democratic and sustainable communities across the North of England.