News

27th May 2019

Report on a TUC/NEF conference

Review of ‘The Future of Working Time – a 4 day week?’  May 2019 at the Trade Union Congress. Speakers at this TUC/NEF-sponsored meeting deplored the race to the bottom Read More

25th May 2019

UN rapporteur on extreme poverty issues report on UK poverty

Philip Alston, the UN Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has issued his report on poverty in the UK: The philosophy underpinning the British welfare system has changed radically Read More

23rd May 2019

The New Economics Foundation advocates both Citizen’s Basic Income and Universal Basic Services

The New Economics Foundation has published an article by Andrew Pendleton, Imagining a new social contract. … Two particular groups of solutions are gaining ground. One, Universal Basic Income (UBI), is Read More

23rd May 2019

Andy Haldane’s version of a Participation Income

The Guardian reports on a mini-manifesto on the future of civil society by Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist. Haldane says that the role of civil society will in Read More

14th May 2019

Labour Party plans for Citizen’s Basic Income pilot projects

The Guardian has published an article on the Labour Party’s plans for Citizen’s Basic Income pilot projects in Liverpool, Sheffield, and the Midlands. Labour would trial universal basic income if Read More

14th May 2019

The Royal Society of Arts proposal for a Basic Income pilot project in Scotland

The RSA has published a new report: A Basic Income for Scotland. The purpose of this report is to explore how, in Scotland, where there is significant interest in Basic Read More