Last week the IGP accepted the invitation from the International Futures Forum (IFF) to present the idea of Universal Basic Services in Edinburgh to an audience of general interest, and afterwards to a smaller group who have been charged with the development of proposal for a Scottish Basic Income experiment that may take place in … Continue reading IGP visit to IFF in Edinburgh
We are very pleased to present a short video introducing the London Cooking Project and the Be Enriched Battersea Canteen. We know that the idea of a UBS for Food is one of the harder ones to imagine, and so we hope that a vignette of a community food service already in action will give everyone … Continue reading London Cooking Project: community food in action
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.
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.
What India needs at this moment is not an expensive adventure like UBI at the cost of all other government expenditure but a push towards universal access to basic services by all sections of the population provided by the government. Such a proposal for universal basic services (UBS) should be a pre-condition before UBI can be considered.