6th June 2019

Citizen’s Basic Income and public services

Social Europe has published an article ‘Why should governments give cash-handouts before providing free, quality public services to all?’ by Rosa Pavanelli. … Until we manage to dramatically increase public revenue—something Read More

4th June 2019

A book about Citizen’s Basic Income by Louise Haagh

Polity has published The Case for Universal Basic Income by Louise Haagh. To read more about the book, and to order it, click here. And to read an online appendix, Read More

27th May 2019

Report on a TUC/NEF conference

Review of ‘The Future of Working Time – a 4 day week?’  May 2019 at the Trade Union Congress. Speakers at this TUC/NEF-sponsored meeting deplored the race to the bottom Read More

25th May 2019

UN rapporteur on extreme poverty issues report on UK poverty

Philip Alston, the UN Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has issued his report on poverty in the UK: The philosophy underpinning the British welfare system has changed radically Read More

23rd May 2019

The New Economics Foundation advocates both Citizen’s Basic Income and Universal Basic Services

The New Economics Foundation has published an article by Andrew Pendleton, Imagining a new social contract. … Two particular groups of solutions are gaining ground. One, Universal Basic Income (UBI), is Read More

23rd May 2019

Andy Haldane’s version of a Participation Income

The Guardian reports on a mini-manifesto on the future of civil society by Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist. Haldane says that the role of civil society will in Read More