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The Committee heard evidence and viewpoints of academics, policy experts and campaigners about the potential benefits and drawbacks of introducing a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in the UK.
The session took place on Wednesday 11th November. The two parts consisted of
- Stewart Lansley, Associate, Compass and Visiting Fellow, University of Bristol
- Pavlina Draganova, National Coordinator, Organise
- Professor Peter Alcock, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy and Administration, University of Birmingham
- Professor David Piachaud, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics
- Anthony Painter, Chief Research and Impact Officer, Royal Society for the Arts
- Professor Nick Pearce, Director, University of Bath Institute for Policy Research
- Dr Malcolm Torry, Independent researcher and author, and General Manager of the Basic Income Earth Network
- Paul Vaughan, Head of Communities and Neighbourhoods, Fife Council
- Edward Davies, Director of Policy, Centre for Social Justice
You can find the transcript of the session here.
You can watch the session either on parliamentlive.tv here or part 1 and part 2 on youtube.
What happens next? The Committee will write a report which is due to be published early next year. Let us hope that they will take some steps in the right direction with recommendations for a basic income.