Universal Basic Income

Instant Opinion: PM’s advisers should ‘come out of shadows’
Alastair Campbell
In Depth

Instant Opinion: PM’s advisers should ‘come out of shadows’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 27 May
27 May 2020
Finland turns away from universal basic income
Finland has higher unemployment levels than other Scandinavian countries
In Brief

Finland turns away from universal basic income

Government will not expand scheme that gives unconditional monthly payments instead of means-tested benefits
24 Apr 2018
Quebec to launch world’s biggest basic income scheme
Canada has led the way in basic income
In Brief

Quebec to launch world’s biggest basic income scheme

Anti-poverty plan will give 84,000 people £10,500 a year
13 Dec 2017
Could universal basic services stop ‘rise of robots’?
An entirely automated car factory in Germany
In Brief

Could universal basic services stop ‘rise of robots’?

Experts at UCL say free services ‘more effective and politically attainable’ that redistributive payments
12 Oct 2017
Universal basic income could come to Scotland, says Sturgeon
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits an aerospace factory in Prestwick
In Brief

Universal basic income could come to Scotland, says Sturgeon

The Scottish First Minister announces a trial of the radical welfare scheme, which grants every citizen a stipend
8 Sep 2017