2nd April 2020

CBIT evidence to a House of Lords Inquiry

A Citizen’s Basic Income Trust submission has been accepted as evidence by a House of Lords inquiry into the economics of Universal Credit. To see the submission, click here. The Read More

1st April 2020

Konzelmann et al, Rethinking Britain

Sue Konzelmann, Susan Himmelweit, Jeremy Smith and John Weeks (eds.), Rethinking Britain: Policy ideas for the many, Policy Press for the Progressive Economy Forum, 2019, xvii + 269 pp, 1 Read More

1st April 2020

Bill Jordan, Automation and Human Solidarity

Bill Jordan, Automation and Human Solidarity, 3 030 36959 0, hbk, x + 151pp, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, £35.99 This book sets out from the low wage and insecure service sector Read More

1st April 2020

Tax allowances

The National Audit Office has published a report on tax reliefs. The UK tax system had 1,190 tax reliefs (as at October 2019). A tax relief reduces the tax an Read More

1st April 2020

Tackling inequality and poverty

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics has published an Inequality and Poverty Policy Toolkit [1] which enables readers to study the different mechanisms Read More

21st March 2020

Getting Basic Income Done

We have been asked the question: Would it be possible to implement a Citizen’s Basic Income now for the UK? Our previous post on this subject laid out the difficulties. Read More

18th March 2020

Prime Minister’s Questions: Questions about Citizen’s Basic Income

At Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th March, the Prime Minister was asked questions about Citizen’s Basic Income: To read the account of Prime Minister’s Read More

17th March 2020

Coronavirus: and the next time it happens

A significant effect of the coronavirus, and the measures that the Government has put in place to slow its spread, is that individuals’ incomes are experiencing significant damage. This is Read More

15th March 2020

Social policies and distributional outcomes

Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes (SPDO) event – The Conservatives’ record on Social Security: Policies, Spending and Outcomes This was the title of a seminar held at the London School of Read More

7th March 2020

Compass Basic Income Hub, the Basic Income Conversation, and a London group

The Compass Basic Income Hub has launched its Basic Income Conversation The organisers say this about the project: The Basic Income Conversation project will bring together leading activists, research and political Read More