Research & Analysis

3rd May 2020

The coronavirus/Citizen’s Basic Income debate

A variety of resources is now available to help us to think through the relationship between the coronavirus crisis and the Citizen’s Basic Income debate. Our article, ‘Coronavirus: and the Read More

1st May 2020

Changing benefits systems can have a larger effect on health inequality than changing Income Tax

A new The Lancet – Public Health article suggests that benefit reforms are more likely to reduce health inequalities in Scotland than tax reforms. Researchers have used the microsimulation programme Read More

22nd April 2020

New microsimulation research on a Recovery Basic Income and a following sustainable one

At the request of the Compass Basic Income hub’s Basic Income Conversation, Malcolm Torry has undertaken new microsimulation research on a Recovery Basic Income and a following sustainable Basic Income Read More

2nd April 2020

CBIT evidence to a House of Lords Inquiry

A Citizen’s Basic Income Trust submission has been accepted as evidence by a House of Lords inquiry into the economics of Universal Credit. To see the submission, click here. The Read More

1st April 2020

Tax allowances

The National Audit Office has published a report on tax reliefs. The UK tax system had 1,190 tax reliefs (as at October 2019). A tax relief reduces the tax an Read More

1st April 2020

Tackling inequality and poverty

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics has published an Inequality and Poverty Policy Toolkit [1] which enables readers to study the different mechanisms Read More