The UBI Lab Sheffield has published proposals for Citizen’s Basic Income pilot projects in Sheffield.
A UBI could help address multiple challenges, such as precarity, poverty, inequality, and loss of community. Sheffield – a city of communities, makers, innovation and change – is the ideal testing ground for a UBI. While there have been trials of UBI elsewhere in the world, most evidence comes from times and contexts which are very different from the UK in 2019.
We propose a pilot of UBI in Sheffield that will generate knowledge and understanding about the practicalities and administration of a UBI, its effects on participants and impacts in the wider community. The UBI pilot will add to the academic evidence base on UBI, inform the policy debate about welfare reform, and raise awareness about UBI among the general public.
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