Skip to main content
A Magazine for

Basic Income: How do we get there?

357 1553275205

A Sheffield group have announced a proposal for a pilot scheme that would see free cash handouts given to the city's residents.

A Universal Basic Income is a regular cash payment given to everyone, without preconditions or means testing.

UBI Lab Sheffield called for the idea to be trialled in Sheffield at their event 'Basic Income: How Do We Get There?'

It will be thrown into the discussions about the next manifesto

The proposal came after shadow chancellor John McDonnell announced last year that plans for a pilot scheme could feature in Labour's next manifesto.

He said: "If you look at what's happened elsewhere in other countries, and I think Scotland is looking at it as well, they are doing it on a small geographical basis in particular towns.

"It will be thrown into the discussions about the next manifesto," he continued. "That's one of the ideas that a lot of people are pressing for.

UBI Lab Sheffield aim to present their proposal to Sheffield City Council and gain their approval for the plans.

Harry Gold

More News & Views

The taboo of death, dying and doulas

The taboo around death prevails in society. We still struggle to talk about it openly. Counsellor Maisy Ash wants to break that silence.

More News & Views