At the 2020 Autumn Conference, the Liberal Democrats voted overwhelmingly to adopt Universal Basic Income as party policy. On 8th May, the official Party Policy Working Group is due to publish a discussion paper, opening a three week consultation window. Join us to discuss "what kind of UBI?" with four people who are perfectly positioned to do it.
We will start with Paul Noblet, chair of the Working Group. Paul will outline the group's process and its recommendations.
We will then hear from three "first responders":
Christine Jardine is MP for Edinburgh West and Liberal Democrat lead on the Cross-Party Parliamentary and Local Government Working Group on UBI.
Jane Dodds is Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Wales, and chair of the Lib Dems for Basic Income campaign group.
Max Ghenis is founder and president of US-based organisation the UBI Center. He is also a member of the Policy Simulation Library's leadership council, and was previously a data scientist at Google. Max has a master's degree in Data, Economics, and Development Policy from MIT and a bachelor's degree in operations research from UC Berkeley. SLF has commissioned a report from Max and his team outlining a possible model of UBI for the UK, which will be published shortly before the event.
May 13, 2021 at 7pm - 8:15pm