Research & Analysis

4th February 2017

The Guardian: an editorial, and letters in response

On the 2nd February The Guardian published an editorial, The Guardian view on Basic Income: A worthwhile debate, not yet a policy: … Theory is easier than practice. Set the basic Read More

12th January 2017

Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark write about trade unionist objections to Citizen’s Income

Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark have written a useful summary of arguments that trade unionists sometimes offer, along with some possible responses. This contribution to the Citizen’s Income debate can Read More

11th January 2017

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung report on the digital economy calls for research into Citizen’s Income

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung foundation has published a report on the European digital economy. The project report can be found here, and the UK country report here. The UK country report concludes Read More

5th January 2017

Behavioural Effects of a Citizen’s Income on wages, job security and labour supply

[Note: If the tables appear too small on your computer screen, go to tools/zoom/200% ] Abstract. What would be the effect of a citizen’s income (CI), aka basic income or Read More

3rd January 2017

A response to a recent article in The Independent

John Rentoul has written an article entitled ‘Basic Income is the latest bad political idea that refuses to die’. We would not normally write a critical response to such articles, but the selective Read More

14th December 2016

Criticisms of Citizen’s Income, and how to overcome them

To see Ursula Huws’ article The key criticisms of Basic Income and how to overcome them, click here.