The Social Prosperity Network is holding a roundtable event to coincide with the release our literature review on Universal Basic Services on May 16 2019.

And we are using the occasion to launch a collaborative effort with others to move forward the policy agenda by hosting a roundtable event bringing together researchers and academics from Manchester, UCL, Cambridge, NEF and other institutions for what promises to be an energetic set of 4 meetings over the coming year around the UK, and culminating in a mini conference in Spring 2020.

At this event we are working with the following colleagues who will also introduce their work:

Foundational Economy (intro slides here) – Karel Williams

Goldilocks Government – Colin Talbot

For attendees the logistics are below.



IAS Forum
South Wing,
Wilkins Building, UCL,
Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT

Nearest Tube stations: Euston Square, Warren Street

Contact on the day: Andrew Percy – 07446-703463 –


Open: 12 noon
Start: 12:30
Lunch: 13:15 – lunch will be provided
Discussion: 13:45
End: 16:00

Travel reimbursements:

If you are travelling from outside London and wish to calm back your travel expenses, please complete this form and send with your receipts to

The literature review of existing public services and experiences from past and current practices is edited by Anna Coote, Principle Fellow at NEF.

We are grateful to the JRF for their support in the production of this research.