During a week of talks that gathered people in 10 different European countries organised by advocacy group Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a new UK activist cell called UK Basic Income met on September 16th to announce it’s mission statement.Read more
The UK’s weakest adults have been dealt a blow by budget cuts as councils strip adult care services to their bare bones, a national association of adult careers has found.
Some disabled adults and seniors lacking the ability to wash themselves are having to tough it out, reported BBC’s programme, 5 Live investigates.Read more
Everybody in the oil-rich US state of Alaska will get double their annual Basic Income when they receive their 2014 checks of $1,800 “give or take $100.” The chunky state handout may double, officials say, jumping from 7% to 13% of minimum wage income in the state, but still falls far below subsistence.
A survey on basic income conducted by the Sheffield Equality Group concludes public support for a Basic Income has the potential to be strongRead more
What would a world without “work” – those scare quotes are important – really look like? The following is openly utopian – hopefully in the best possible sense of that word – but its inspiration essentially boils down to the maximization of time and the minimization of worry. I assume a lot and there are certainly gaps, practical and otherwise, that I do not address. However, it is hoped these will be excused and that the whole thing is treated as, at worst, an indulgence in optimism.Read more