Opinion

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

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