Opinion

3rd April 2019

Paul Spicker’s summary of his recent reports on Basic Income, and a response

Paul Spicker has published a series of reports on Citizen’s Basic Income, and he has issued a blog post containing a summary: Some reservations about Basic Income Yesterday I was Read More

2nd April 2019

Family carers accessing benefits and support: Which bespoke provisions are useful, and which could be universalised?

Introduction Family carers are people of any age who regularly provide practical, emotional and organisational care and assistance to long term sick and disabled family members. This article focusses on Read More

2nd April 2019

A consensus emerges

An interesting consensus has emerged from recent reports on Citizen’s Basic Income. The think tank Compass has published a new report, Basic Income for All: From desirability to feasibility, by Stewart Lansley and Read More

11th March 2019

New Economics Foundation proposes something close to a Citizen’s Basic Income

The New Economics Foundation has proposed that the Income Tax Personal Allowance should be replaced by an unconditional income for every adult over the age of 18 apart from those Read More

9th March 2019

Positive Money’s ‘Helicopter money’ video

Positive Money has published a new video that suggests that when the next financial crisis arrives, the Bank of England, instead of creating money to buy government bonds, which enriches Read More

5th February 2019

Recent research on Universal Credit

The London School of Economics has published research about the alleged simplicity of Universal Credit and the lived experience of benefit claimants. Kate Summers and David Young challenge the assumed Read More