Dear readers of the Citizen’s Basic Income Trust website,
There has never been a better time to contribute to the Citizen’s Basic Income debate. The outcry over the sanctions regime, and the complexity of the Universal Credit scheme, are drawing attention to the fact that the tax and benefits system is no longer fit for purpose. The Bank of England is now drawing attention to issues such as technological unemployment, the increasing uncertainty and variability of work, and the fact that there is no plan in place to deal with these changes.
For the last fifteen years, the Trust has been run entirely by volunteers, and we’ve had very limited resources (less than £4,000 each year). But our vision is as strong as ever, and we have lots of ideas for contributing to the Citizen’s Basic Income debate by working with the press and other media, maintaining a constant social media presence, organising events, sponsoring research, making accessible existing research results, building a network of influential supporters … . All of this would contribute to the intelligent debate that is now needed. But we need the resources to do all of this, and in particular we need some paid staff. We can no longer do it on the basis of a director who gives what time he can on a voluntary basis, and occasional other volunteers.
We need your help to take advantage of the new interest in the tax and benefits system.
You can donate via CAFonline, using Paypal, a Charities Aid Foundation account, or credit or debit cards. (Anonymous donations are possible). Please click the button below:
Or you can donate directly via Paypal.
Donations of any amount, large or small, would be most welcome.
If you are a taxpayer then the Citizen’s Basic Income Trust can reclaim the tax that you’ve paid. If you donate via CAFonline you will be able to tick a box.
If you were able to make your donation a recurring monthly one then that would be very much appreciated. You can do this either via CAFonline or via Paypal
All help is much appreciated.
Director, Citizen’s Basic Income Trust