News

15th December 2018

IPPR: Ruth Patrick’s agenda for welfare reform

In a recent article, ‘Welfare Futures’ (IPPR Progressive Review, vol. 25, no. 3, Winter 2018, pp. 320-29), Ruth Patrick, begins with diagnosis: The UK’s social security system is in a Read More

7th December 2018

ILO paper on Citizen’s Basic Income and ILO social protection floors

Isabel Ortiz, Christina Behrendt, Andrés Acuña-Ulate, and Quynh Anh Nguyen, Universal Basic Income proposals in light of ILO standards:  Key issues and global costing, Social Protection Department, International Labour Organization, 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

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