Opinion

8th November 2018

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee reports on Universal Credit

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has issued a report on Universal Credit: … At best, evidence on the effectiveness of sanctions is mixed, and at worst, it Read More

8th November 2018

The Finland experiment: news and opinion

Jurgen De Wispelaere, Antti Halmetoja and Ville-Veikko Pulkka have written an article about the Finnish Basic Income experiment: … The Finnish government’s refusal to extend or expand the experiment may not Read More

4th November 2018

Universal Basic Services

Under the title ‘Forget the Universal Basic Income – here’s an idea that would truly transform our society’, Andrew Percy recommends Universal Basic Services’: Moving to establish or enhance a Read More

4th November 2018

Inequalities

‘Inequality’ is often taken to mean ‘income inequality’, or possibly ‘wealth inequality’; and the claim is often made that a Citizen’s Basic Income would help to solve that problem. To Read More

4th November 2018

Green support for Citizen’s Basic Income

Green Parties are often at the forefront of political support for Citizen’s Basic Income: but is this rational? At the heart of the Green Party’s concerns is protection of the Read More

4th November 2018

Means-testing is not inevitable

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget statement on the 29th October [1] contained nearly thirty mentions of Universal Credit, the major change being a one thousand pound increase in the Read More