This new report commissioned by the Social Liberal Forum from the UBI Center, a US-based research organisation, is explicitly intended as a challenge to the UK basic income debate - and particularly the Liberal Democrat policy development process - to keep in mind the true potential of Universal Basic Income as a transformative policy intervention. To do this, the UBI Center team have taken a "blank slate" approach.


The report:
  • Outlines the surprisingly long history of the UBI debate in the United Kingdom
  • Sets out the very positive data on public opinion of the idea
  • Examines the existing UK tax and benefits systems and challenges whether they are fit for purpose, even as a starting point
  • Sets out a model for a UBI policy that would drastically reduce both poverty and inequality in the United Kingdom 


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