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 November 2018

New World Bank report

The World Bank has published a new report, Toward a New Social Contract: Taking on distributional tensions in Europe and Central Asia. The nature of the initiatives implemented to realize Read More

8th November 2018

Insecure employment is driving poverty

Pat Thane reports on research that shows that poverty in the UK is now similar in character to the UK’s poverty a hundred years ago. … The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Read More

8th November 2018

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee reports on Universal Credit

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has issued a report on Universal Credit: … At best, evidence on the effectiveness of sanctions is mixed, and at worst, it Read More

8th November 2018

The Finland experiment: news and opinion

Jurgen De Wispelaere, Antti Halmetoja and Ville-Veikko Pulkka have written an article about the Finnish Basic Income experiment: … The Finnish government’s refusal to extend or expand the experiment may not Read More

5th November 2018

Young adults’ perceptions of Basic Income

Carlos Montaño García at the University of Leeds has written a master’s degree dissertation titled ‘What is the Problem with Basic Income? A Critical Evaluation of the Debates, Ideological Foundations Read More

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