6th February 2012

The human cost of flexible labour

This article was first published on the Open Democracy website on 24 October 2011. We are grateful to permission to republish it. Unemployment hit a 17-year high in the three Read More

6th February 2012


In this issue of the Citizen’s Income Newsletter three of the book reviews are on the same theme: Taxation. We review the publications which have emerged from the Mirrlees review, Read More

6th October 2011

A Perspective from Shanghai

I am a British economist currently working in Shanghai. Discussion about manufacture of Solar PV panels with a friend, who is CEO of a major producer, brought home to me Read More

6th October 2011

The Single Tier State Pension

These are interesting times for debate on the reform of the tax and benefits system. By the time you read this Newsletter the Government’s consultation period on the future of Read More

6th June 2011

Labour Party Policy

Kate Green MP writes in the Winter 2010/11 edition of the Fabian Review: In Labour’s current policy review, I’ll be arguing that universal benefits have an important role to play Read More

7th February 2011

With apologies to ‘Yes Minister’

Minister: Undersecretary … Undersecretary: Yes, Sir? M: What did you think of the Chancellor’s conference announcement? U: Which one, Sir? M: The one about Child Benefit. U: Masterful, Sir. M: Read More