Citizen's Basic Income

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

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4th January 2017

Citizen’s Basic Income: A brief introduction

A new introductory booklet is now available: Citizen’s Basic Income: A brief introduction, 2017 Contents What is a Citizen’s Basic Income? How would it work? Six fundamental changes Four frequently asked Read More

14th December 2017

The Institute for Chartered Accountants returns to a discussion of Citizen’s Basic Income

The Institute for Chartered Accountants of England and Wales has published an article entitled Is business doing enough to reduce inequality? … With the increase in technology and AI, social Read More

13th December 2017

Uber, watermen, employment market change, and Citizen’s Basic Income

A BBC Radio 4 The Long View programme discusses changes in the employment market and the role that a Citizen’s Basic Income might play in providing income security during the Read More

13th December 2017

Reducing poverty and inequality through tax-benefit reform

A slightly revised version of an Institute for Social and Economic Research working paper on tax and benefit reform options in the UK has now been published in the Journal of Economic Read More

13th December 2017

Ian Gough, Heat, Greed and Human Need

Ian Gough, Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate change, capitalism and sustainable wellbeing, Edward Elgar, 2017, ix + 250 pp, 1 78536 512 6, hbk, £25 This book has a Read More

11th December 2017

A debate about the feasibility of Citizen’s Basic Income

On the 23rd November, Social Europe published an article by Bo Rothstein entitled ‘UBI: A bad idea for the welfare state‘: First, such a reform would be unsustainably expensive and Read More