Research & Analysis

10th December 2019

LSE event about Universal Basic Income and Universal Basic Services

On the 26th November the London School of Economics held an event about Universal Basic Income and Universal Basic Services. For further details of the event, click here. And to Read More

5th December 2019

New research on Conditional Cash Transfers

A recently published London School of Economics Ph.D. thesis, ‘Essays on conditional cash transfers, targeting and educational outcomes: evidence from Chile’, by Cristián Crespo Rojas, concludes that Have CCTs [Conditional Read More

20th November 2019

A review of the Green Party manifesto Universal Basic Income proposal

The Citizen’s Basic Income Trust’s review of the Green Party manifesto’s section on Universal Basic Income The Green Party’s manifesto for the 2019 General Election proposes a Universal Basic Income Read More

19th November 2019

The Institute for Public Policy Research report on Universal Credit, and Paul Spicker’s review

The Institute for Public Policy Research has published a new report, Social (in)security: Reforming the UK’s social safety net. The concept behind universal credit (UC) – that integrating working-age benefits would Read More

16th November 2019

New Economics Foundation: Weekly National Allowance’s effect on Universal Credit

In March, the New Economics Foundation published a report that recommended that a cash payment, a Weekly National Allowance (WNA), should replace the Income Tax Personal Allowance. The WNA was Read More

13th November 2019

Paul Spicker’s paper about the take-up of benefits

Paul Spicker has written a blog post about the take-up of different kinds of benefits. His conclusions are as follows: Arguments about takeup have often centred on means-tested benefits, but Read More