6th October 2011

The Citizen’s Income Trust’s response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ consultation paper A State Pension for the 21st Century, April 2011, Cm 8053.

The Government has published a consultation paper on the reform of the State pension system, and the Citizen’s Income Trust has submitted a response. Here we print excerpts from the Read More

6th June 2011

Where does housing fit in?

Looking at progress against the pillars of the Beveridge welfare state: health, housing and education, many commentators have identified housing as the ‘wobbly pillar’, starved of investment or ineffectively maintained. Read More

6th June 2011

The International Labour Organisation’s analysis of social transfers worldwide augurs well for a Citizen’s Income in the context of middle and low-income countries

Introduction [note]This paper was originally submitted at the 13th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 2010. I would like to thank Armando Barrientos, Read More

7th February 2011

Universal Credit: Welfare that works

Anne Miller reviews the Department of Work and Pensions’ white paper, Universal Credit: welfare that works, Cmd 7957, briefly summarising the main proposals, and assessing to what extent the changes Read More

7th October 2010

Lessons of the Alaska Dividend

At a time when progressive social policies are under attack across the industrialized world, the Alaska Dividend continues to be extremely popular. It distributes a yearly dividend to every man, Read More

7th October 2010

A response by the Citizen’s Income Trust to ’21st Century Welfare’

Introduction We begin our response with a question which the consultation document hasn’t asked: Income tax, National Insurance contributions, Tax Credits and welfare benefits together provide the structure for income Read More

7th October 2010

21st Century Welfare

We are grateful to Rightsnet for permission to reprint the following summary of the Department for Work and Pensions’ consultation paper: Options for reform outlined in the consultation paper – Read More

7th June 2010

A possible Citizen’s Income scheme tested for labour market incentives

On the 27th January the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee published a report, Decision making and appeals in the benefits system (HC313) The last two paragraphs read as Read More

7th February 2010

Review article: The Spirit Level, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better, Allen Lane, 2009, xvii + 331 pp, hbk, 1 846 14039 6, £20 We Read More