28th June 2014


Andrew McAfee’s lecture on Youtube is justifiably popular. He charts the way in which increasing automation is destroying employment, and asks how we are to manage a society in which Read More

28th June 2014

Individuals in society

Discussions of the advantages of a universal unconditional and nonwithdrawable benefits will generally list both the lower marginal deduction rates that individuals would experience compared with those imposed by means-tested Read More

1st February 2014

Thirty years ago

In 1984 the Basic Income Research Group, which later became the Citizen’s Income Trust, issued its first publication: Scrap the earnings rules! People who claim Supplementary Benefit can only earn Read More

1st February 2014

Complexity in the benefits system

It must be exceedingly frustrating for ministers and civil servants that every attempt that the Government makes to simplify the UK’s benefits system results in increasing complexity. Take the example Read More

1st October 2013


The President of Cyprus has announced the establishment of a ‘Guaranteed Minimum Income’. ‘Beneficiaries will be all of our fellow citizens who have an income below that which can assure Read More

1st October 2013

Zero hour contracts

There has been much discussion recently of zero hours contracts: employment contracts that require workers to attend the place of work as and when required, and that pay them only Read More

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