Opinion

7th June 2019

World Health Organization report on Citizen’s Basic Income

The World Health Organization has published a report, Universal basic income policies and their potential for addressing health inequities: Transformative approaches to a healthy, prosperous life for all, by Louise Read More

6th June 2019

Citizen’s Basic Income and public services

Social Europe has published an article ‘Why should governments give cash-handouts before providing free, quality public services to all?’ by Rosa Pavanelli. … Until we manage to dramatically increase public revenue—something Read More

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

Some rather diverse reports

A number of reports were published in a short period of time at the end of April and the beginning of May. On the 23rd April, Philip Alston, the United 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