A Universal Basic Income for Leeds – Why, How and What Next

Posted on December 28, 2019

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We invite you to hear a world-leading Basic Income expert Prof. Guy Standing (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) delivering his talk ‘Basic Income as Common Dividends: Building a Progressive Revival’, at our event:

‘A Universal Basic Income for Leeds – Why, How and What Next’

 in the Council Chamber of Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 1UR.

Universal Credit has not worked as it was intended. Inequalities of wealth and income are at their highest levels for a century and financial insecurity is too widespread. Something needs to change and we need new ideas. Can a Universal Basic Income (UBI) be part of the way forward? 

A Universal Basic Income is a regular payment from the state to everyone, like the state pension and child benefit. It has the potential to significantly reduce poverty and inequality, boost income security for millions in this country and promote creativity and innovation. 

We would like to hear your views on this, to help us find the right way forward and discuss a proposal for Leeds. 

Please come along to this important UBI Lab Leeds event on Thursday 30th January, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Tickets are Free, but please register below to guarantee a seat. 

A Universal Basic Income for Leeds: Why, How and What Next?

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Jonny, Reinhard and Matt, 

UBI Lab Leeds