17th December 2023

Report on the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress

When I was invited to give the Opening Address to the Congress, held in Seoul, South Korea, at the end of August, I wondered ‘What could I talk about?’. However, Read More

7th May 2021

Review of the Scottish Citizens’ Basic Income Feasibility Study

This paper offers a review of the following publications from The Citizens’ Basic Income Feasibility Study Steering Group, published June 2020. All are available here: https://www.basicincome.scot/. Assessing the Feasibility of Read More

10th September 2020

Starmer hasn’t backed universal basic income yet. Here’s why he should.

In her article of 20 July, Anna Coote dismisses basic income on account of political and practical problems. In fact, it is probably true to claim that ‘Labourists’ comprise a Read More

30th July 2020

An appreciation of Malcolm Torry

The Reverend Dr Malcolm Torry joined the Basic Income Research Group (BIRG) in 1985. At that time. he was a young vicar working in south-east London, married with a young Read More

10th September 2018

BIEN Congress, Finland, August 2018, Annie Miller’s closing remarks

The Citizen’s Basic Income Trust’s Chair, Annie Miller, was invited to give the closing remarks at the BIEN Congress in Finland last month, from the 23rd to the 26th August Read More

15th June 2015

Obituary: Philip Vince

19 February 1933 – 4 February 2015 Philip Vince was a faithful member of the Liberal/Liberal Democrat Party for sixty-five years, and he regularly attended party conferences. Both William Beveridge Read More

20th March 2015

The prospects for a CI scheme in Scotland after the 2014 Referendum on Independence

This report is a personal view, and as a ‘Yes’ campaigner, I admit that it is not impartial. The Edinburgh Agreement of 2012 agreed the wording on the ballot paper Read More

26th October 2014

Conference report: Social Policy Association Conference 2014

at the University of Sheffield Monday, 14th to Wednesday, 16th July. 2014 Social Policy Confronting Change: Resistance, Resilience and Radicalism. More than 250 delegates attended the annual SPA conference, returning Read More

26th October 2014

Conference report: The 15th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN): Re-democratising the Economy

Friday 27th June to Sunday 29th June 2014 McGill Faculty of Law, Montréal, Quebec, Canada More than 200 delegates (academics, activists, policy-makers, political representatives, members of NGOs and the general Read More

28th June 2014


Professor Ailsa McKay, 1963-2014 Ailsa McKay, Professor of Economics at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), died on the 5th March at the all too early age of 50 after a feisty Read More