The new Compass Basic Income hub is to hold an event on Monday 17th February at 6 p.m. at Compass, 81 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DX, at which Peter Sloman will speak about his book Transfer State.
Universal Basic Income is a hot topic of debate in 2020, but what can policy makers and activists learn from the history of basic income proposals in the UK?
Dr Peter Sloman (University of Cambridge) will explore this question at the London launch of his new book, Transfer State: The Idea of a Guaranteed Income and the Politics of Redistribution in Modern Britain. Peter will be joined on the panel by Baroness Ruth Lister and Barb Jacobson. Baroness Lister is renowned for her academic research and advocacy work around poverty and welfare, including serving as the Director of the Child Poverty Action Group from 1979 to 1987, and is now Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University. Barb is a Director at Basic Income UK and has been a prominent basic income activist for many years.
As well as presentations and reflections from the panel, there will be a Q&A and a chance for networking as Basic Income Hub looks to set up a more regular basic income meet up group in London. Copies of the book will also be on sale at a discounted price. Some light refreshments will be provided.
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And click here to read the Citizen’s Basic Income Trust’s review of the book.