Fresh Thinking For The North Of England

Policy North is an independent, cross party think tank that offers fresh thinking and business-led solutions to the most challenging issues in the North of England. 

We conduct research on key issues in the North of England and produce effective policy solutions that help shape the debate on the North's social and economic future.

 We are proud to be the first think tank exclusively focused on issues affecting the North. Our aim is to ensure our business-led thinking and ideas have significant influence on public debate and policy. 

We also pitch great ideas to Ministers as well as supporting innovative community projects.


"The gap between our capital city and our other cities and regions is one of the defining features of the UK economy. By working with businesses from across the country and the regions, in particular by promoting our regional cities, we can at last start to address the problem."

The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP,
Chancellor of the Exchequer

The importance of Social Justice:

At its core, public policy should deliver for those who need it most, with a focus on empowering the most deprived in society to be able to improve their lives.

The value a of Sustainable Economy:

Markets are the best way of allocating commercial resources and have a place in reforming our public services. Markets however can only succeed with strong social institutions such as schools and families.

The power of Devolution:

At the heart of the Northern Powerhouse agenda is Devolution. The movement towards Devolution is a ‘revolutionary’ moment in local government and beyond. It has huge potential for the North and gives us the opportunity to shape the region’s future for ourselves.