6th June 2011

Labour Party Policy

Kate Green MP writes in the Winter 2010/11 edition of the Fabian Review: In Labour’s current policy review, I’ll be arguing that universal benefits have an important role to play Read More

7th February 2011

With apologies to ‘Yes Minister’

Minister: Undersecretary … Undersecretary: Yes, Sir? M: What did you think of the Chancellor’s conference announcement? U: Which one, Sir? M: The one about Child Benefit. U: Masterful, Sir. M: Read More

7th October 2010

Lessons of the Alaska Dividend

At a time when progressive social policies are under attack across the industrialized world, the Alaska Dividend continues to be extremely popular. It distributes a yearly dividend to every man, Read More

7th October 2010

A Citizen’s Pension?

The news of the Government’s proposals for a Citizen’s Pension came too late for us to include the announcement in the printed version of this edition of the Citizen’s Income Read More

7th October 2010

Child Benefit means-testing

There are two particularly interesting aspects to the debate surrounding the announcement at the Conservative Party Conference that Child Benefit is to be denied to any household in which someone Read More

7th August 2010

Stumbling Backwards into the Future of Welfare

The history of social policy is more of a winding country lane, with poorly-signposted crossroads, than a majestic motorway. Iain Duncan Smith’s proposed radical welfare reforms, announced on May 27, Read More