Citizen's Basic Income

An unconditional, nonwithdrawable income paid to every individual as a right of citizenship.

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10th September 2018

A new poster for students

The Citizen’s Basic Income Trust has published a new poster for students. On one side is a history of the UK’s social security system, and on the other an introduction Read More

25th April 2018

Citizen’s Basic Income: A brief introduction

A new introductory booklet is now available, published in April 2018: Citizen’s Basic Income: A brief introduction Contents What is a Citizen’s Basic Income? How would it work? Six fundamental changes Read More

16th January 2019

Universal Credit’s effect on DWP staff

Research on the relationship between Universal Credit and the reasons for civil servants leaving their jobs at the Department for Work and Pensions has been published on the LSE’s British Read More

16th January 2019

New research project at the Institute for Policy Research

The project at the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath will examine the scope for Citizen’s Basic Income as a necessary element of macroeconomic demand management. From Read More

8th January 2019

An increasing number of families that receive Child Benefit will pay additional tax

Anyone earning over £50,000 per annum and living in a household that receives Child Benefit has to pay additional Income Tax. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has shown that because Read More

7th January 2019

January 2018 monthly update

The Citizen’s Basic Income Trust has published its monthly update for January 2019. Click here to read it.            

24th December 2018

Evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee’s Welfare Safety Net Inquiry

The Citizen’s Basic Income Trust has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee’s Welfare Safety Net Inquiry. Details of the Inquiry can be found here. The Read More

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