News

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

1st September 2020

Our September newsletter is out

Our monthly newsletter is out. It has been a busy month for Basic Income : UBI trials in Germany; UBI in the political mainstream; more UBI Lab Network labs launched. 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

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