BIG works on campaigns that put forward specific policy solutions to current problems, conducting research and then garnering support for our ideas in the media and among MPs. These projects have included work on broadband, mobile coverage and Air Passenger Duty. These campaigns have been successful in putting pressure on Government to make changes and have made BIG the go-to voice on issues like broadband and mobile coverage.
Research and Green Papers
The second type of project that BIG works on is a “Green Paper” or discussion paper. Purely research-based, these tend not to necessarily campaign for specific policies (though they may advance some within the text itself) and are intended to provoke debate among members and policymakers. Just as when the Confederation of British Industry or the Institute of Directors produces such reports, BIG research papers do not necessarily reflect the views of all BIG campaign report signatories, rather they are produced as discussion papers.