Could a ‘Northern Big Bang’ help level up Britain?

In this video, Emma Revell, IEA Head of Public Affairs, speaks to Nick King, Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies. Nick recently co-wrote a paper with Jake Berry, Conservative MP for Rossendale and Darwen, former Northern Powerhouse Minister, and Chair of the Northern Research Group, which called for a ‘Northern Big Bang’ which should in their words “unleash a torrent of investment into the Northern economy, to deliver the productivity gains, economic growth and higher wages that are so desperately needed. You can read the report here: If you have your own ideas for how to drive growth and investment in the left behind regions of the UK, we want to know about it. The Richard Koch Breakthrough Prize is offering a £50,000 top prize for a pro-market, pro-enterprise policy that would supercharging growth, employment and living standards in ‘left behind’ Britain?. Find out more here: