Opinion

20th March 2015

Predistribution

During a speech in September 2012, Ed Miliband suggested that to tackle poverty the UK needs better ‘predistribution’, [1] and not just ‘redistribution’: that is, we need people’s pretax incomes Read More

1st November 2014

Pension pot freedom requires a Citizen’s Income

Until recently, when someone who had been saving in a pension scheme reached retirement age, their pension pot – the fund built up through their own and maybe their employer’s Read More

26th October 2014

In place of pensions – why there is no alternative to a Citizen’s Income, for pensioners and working adults alike

The global financial crisis (GFC) has now been on-going for 6 years. All the promises made by politicians in 2008 that they would soon be able to restore the system Read More

26th October 2014

Commissions

In 2011 Compass published the final report of its High Pay Commission, and the Living Wage Commission, chaired by the Archbishop of York, published its report in June of this year. Read More

26th October 2014

Benefits sanctions

Over seventy years ago, Juliet Rhys Williams, a member of the Beveridge committee, objected to the majority’s recommendation of time-limited National Insurance benefits topped up by means-tested National Assistance. In Read More

27th September 2014

A Citizen’s Income could be implemented very quickly after the General Election

A Citizen’s Income is an unconditional, nonwithdrawable income paid to every individual as a right of citizenship. But how should it be implemented? And what should we do about the Read More

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