Richard Wellings argues against subsidies to the North on Radio 4
In this feature on Radio 4’s Westminster Hour, Richard Wellings argues that regional policy has failed to regenerate the North of England. A better approach would be to remove the artificial barriers to labour mobility that prevent northerners from moving to areas where they would enjoy much greater employment opportunities.
Listen to the broadcast here.
See also: “North to pay heavy price for dependence on public spending” which appeared on the IEA blog.