Opinion

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

23rd May 2019

Andy Haldane’s version of a Participation Income

The Guardian reports on a mini-manifesto on the future of civil society by Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist. Haldane says that the role of civil society will in Read More

25th April 2019

Sheffield’s proposals for pilot projects

The UBI Lab Sheffield has published proposals for Citizen’s Basic Income pilot projects in Sheffield. A UBI could help address multiple challenges, such as precarity, poverty, inequality, and loss of Read More

3rd April 2019

Paul Spicker’s summary of his recent reports on Basic Income, and a response

Paul Spicker has published a series of reports on Citizen’s Basic Income, and he has issued a blog post containing a summary: Some reservations about Basic Income Yesterday I was Read More

2nd April 2019

Family carers accessing benefits and support: Which bespoke provisions are useful, and which could be universalised?

Introduction Family carers are people of any age who regularly provide practical, emotional and organisational care and assistance to long term sick and disabled family members. This article focusses on Read More

2nd April 2019

A consensus emerges

An interesting consensus has emerged from recent reports on Citizen’s Basic Income. The think tank Compass has published a new report, Basic Income for All: From desirability to feasibility, by Stewart Lansley and Read More