http://blog.sipols.com/the-case-for-universal-basic-services/ Mick There is strong support for increased public spending funded by taxation on those who can afford to pay. Without action in advance of the job losses caused by automation, we risk severing the social contract and leaving swathes of the population in abject poverty. Universal Basic Services are a radical idea, but … Continue reading The Case for Universal Basic Services
Sainsbury Living Well Index 2018 Henry Worthington Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research In addition to covering the degree of financial stress in low income families and the extent to which Transport links affect wellbeing, this reports includes specific data on the correlation of eating alone and wellbeing. Everything else equal, someone … Continue reading Sainsbury report highlights value of social eating
The Shelter basic service aims to ensure that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing in their local community.
Keeping all citizens connected in our increasingly digital world.
The Transport basic service aims to ensure that everyone can access local services, employment opportunities, and participate in their local community.
The Food basic service aims to ensure that food insecurity is eliminated.
Focusing on basic services, such as housing, food, communications and transport, is, we conclude, far more effective at driving down the cost of living than spending the same money on existing services, or on redistribution.