1st February 2014

Complexity in the benefits system

It must be exceedingly frustrating for ministers and civil servants that every attempt that the Government makes to simplify the UK’s benefits system results in increasing complexity. Take the example Read More

1st October 2013


The President of Cyprus has announced the establishment of a ‘Guaranteed Minimum Income’. ‘Beneficiaries will be all of our fellow citizens who have an income below that which can assure Read More

1st October 2013

Zero hour contracts

There has been much discussion recently of zero hours contracts: employment contracts that require workers to attend the place of work as and when required, and that pay them only Read More

1st October 2013

Free school meals

A recent report has recommended that primary schools should provide universal free school meals: We have also recommended that free school meals should be extended to all primary school children, Read More

1st October 2013

The Labour Party’s love affair with means testing

Ed Miliband MP said this during a speech that he made on the 6th June: It doesn’t make sense to continue sending a cheque every year for Winter Fuel Allowance Read More

17th June 2013

A podcast about the new book ‘Money for Everyone’

To accompany the launch of Money for Everyone: Why we need a Citizen’s Income by the Policy Press on the 27th June, there is now a podcast on the Citizen’s Read More