Opinion

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

29th August 2014

Quantitative Easing funding for a Citizen’s Income?

On the 24th August Larry Elliott, while discussing the Eurozone crisis, wrote this in the Guardian: In the US magazine Foreign Affairs, Blyth and Lonergan write that instead of pursuing policies Read More

28th June 2014

Terminology

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