Research & Analysis

19th November 2019

The Institute for Public Policy Research report on Universal Credit, and Paul Spicker’s review

The Institute for Public Policy Research has published a new report, Social (in)security: Reforming the UK’s social safety net. The concept behind universal credit (UC) – that integrating working-age benefits would Read More

16th November 2019

New Economics Foundation: Weekly National Allowance’s effect on Universal Credit

In March, the New Economics Foundation published a report that recommended that a cash payment, a Weekly National Allowance (WNA), should replace the Income Tax Personal Allowance. The WNA was Read More

13th November 2019

Paul Spicker’s paper about the take-up of benefits

Paul Spicker has written a blog post about the take-up of different kinds of benefits. His conclusions are as follows: Arguments about takeup have often centred on means-tested benefits, but Read More

1st November 2019

The Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income

Palgrave Macmillan has published the Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income The publisher says this about the book: Offers a comprehensive discussion of all the important aspects of the Basic Read More

31st October 2019

New research from the Centre for Economic Performance

Several recent papers from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics are relevant to the Citizen’s Basic Income debate. Childhood Circumstances and Young Adult Outcomes: The Read More

14th October 2019

The OECD’s reiteration of previous flawed research on Citizen’s Basic Income

The OECD’s 2019 employment outlook publication, The Future of Work, is accompanied by a ‘transition agenda’. The chapter ‘Left on your own? Social protection when employment markets are in flux’ Read More