UK – Universal Basic Income
The Cost of Living Documentary Screening, Q&A and Fundraiser
Join the Basic Income Conversation for an exclusive screening of the brand new documentary The Cost of Living: do we need a Basic Income? Date: Monday 1st February, 6.30-8.30pm (UK time)
The Cost of a Full Basic Income for the United Kingdom Would be £67 billion per year (3.4% of GDP)
By Karl Widerquist – Sep 5, 2020
Universal Basic Income (UBI) – a policy that would provide a regular, cash income to every citizen without means test or work requirement – is surprisingly inexpensive. The United Kingdom could introduce a full UBI (one large enough to live on) for just £67 billion per year or 3.4% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a study Georg Arendt and I recently completed.
Covid job losses lead MPs to call for trials of universal basic income
By Richard Partington – Oct 31, 2020
A cross-party group of MPs has called on the government to allow councils to run universal basic income trials in response to mass unemployment triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.