20th June 2023

Robots alone might not save us, but they can help

A sci-fi film response: Our hero wakes. Using her 3D food printer she prints out a full English breakfast, eating it in the front room of her flat – part Read More

25th March 2021

Have a conversation about Basic Income

We have now marked the one-year anniversary of lockdown in the UK. What a challenging year it’s been. The end of lockdown is now in sight but it’s vital that Read More

15th September 2020

Basic Income and the (endless) coronavirus crisis

It is now nearly six months since the first national lockdown was imposed in the UK to try to rein in the rate of Covid infection and avoid overwhelming the 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

21st August 2020

Our submission to the Work and Pensions Committee

Back in May, the UK Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee launched an inquiry “to look at how prepared DWP [Department of Work and Pensions] and its Jobcentre Plus network is Read More

17th August 2020

Automation,Work and Citizen’s Income

The world of work is in a constant state of flux. The type of work we do, the skills required, who does the work and where that work gets done 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

27th February 2020

Lynne Pettinger, What’s Wrong with Work?

Lynne Pettinger, What’s Wrong with Work? Policy Press, 2019, x + 230 pp, 1 4473 4008 9, pbk, £12.99 Work is ‘what gets done to make life possible’ (p. 5), Read More

31st October 2019

New research from the Centre for Economic Performance

Several recent papers from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics are relevant to the Citizen’s Basic Income debate. Childhood Circumstances and Young Adult Outcomes: The Read More

21st September 2019

Conen and Schippers (eds) Self-Employment as Precarious Work

Wieteke Conen and Joop Schippers (eds) Self-Employment as Precarious Work: A European Perspective, Edward Elgar, 2019, xi+ 273 pp, 1 7881 502 5, hbk, £95 This book is the result Read More