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Jason Leman

Researcher and activist

Jason is a researcher and activist, campaigning on democratic and income inequality. He facilitates the Sheffield Equality Group, is co-founder of UBI Lab Sheffield, and a PhD candidate in Politics. He occasionally inflicts poetry on the public, delights his neighbours with singing, and sometimes offers tax efficient financial advice as a partner in Dodge & Co. To get in touch with Jason, just lurk for a while by a woodland or allotment and he'll probably turn up.

UBI Lab Sheffield: How Do We Get There?

A new one-day festival exploring the future of Universal Basic Income (UBI) is being launched in Sheffield on 9 March.'Basic Income: How Do …

Basic Income: The new normal?

Anne van Dalen is a Dutch artist currently living in Zwijndrecht, a village in The Netherlands. For the past year, Anne has been the recipie…

Anne van Dalen is a Dutch artist currently living in Zwijndrecht, a village in The Netherlands. For the past year, Anne has been the recipie

Con-sultation: Opening up democracy in Sheffield

The recent consultation on creating school places in Sheffield was controversial and possibly illegal. There's a feeling that the Council ma…

The recent consultation on creating school places in Sheffield was controversial and possibly illegal. There's a feeling that the Council ma

Richard Wilkinson: Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better

Richard Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham. He studies the relationship between health a…

Richard Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham. He studies the relationship between health a

Love Tax: Crowdfunding a better future

King John’s tax collectors took every last groat from low-paid labourers, leaving them without food or shelter. A few hundred years later, p…

King John’s tax collectors took every last groat from low-paid labourers, leaving them without food or shelter. A few hundred years later, p

Love Tax: Crowdfunding for a better future

Tax has long been a dirty word. King John’s inspectors used to take the last groat from starving peasants. In our modern world of shiny aspi…

Tax has long been a dirty word. King John’s inspectors used to take the last groat from starving peasants. In our modern world of shiny aspi

Generation A: Reset democracy

Which political party do you support? How about Labour, as your father and father's father has done? Or Conservatives and Kippers with their…

Which political party do you support? How about Labour, as your father and father's father has done? Or Conservatives and Kippers with their

Green Belt: We need more room

There's a baby boom and we need more room. It's time to build more houses. Parents and grandparents and kids all in one house again. It's ti…

There's a baby boom and we need more room. It's time to build more houses. Parents and grandparents and kids all in one house again. It's ti

Zero Hours: The Value of Work

Work is valued in two ways. There’s social value and what the job pays. We need nursery workers to look after kids, care workers to check on…

Work is valued in two ways. There’s social value and what the job pays. We need nursery workers to look after kids, care workers to check on

Pink or Blue or?: Gender Difference

I was buying a pair of swimming goggles for my daughter, but they only had blue. ‘We only have blue, is that ok?’ said the man behind the de…

I was buying a pair of swimming goggles for my daughter, but they only had blue. ‘We only have blue, is that ok?’ said the man behind the de

Fairness: Who decides what is fair?

At the end of January the Sheffield Fairness Commission released its final report. The Commission was a group of people from faith groups, p…

At the end of January the Sheffield Fairness Commission released its final report. The Commission was a group of people from faith groups, p

Bedroom Tax: A government under-occupied

Hello. As MP for Bollinger on the Mange I have noticed a lot of misunderstanding of late from the more unfortunate amongst us, such as those…

Hello. As MP for Bollinger on the Mange I have noticed a lot of misunderstanding of late from the more unfortunate amongst us, such as those

Savages: Food banks in Sheffield

You've got to be prepared. It's always good to have some food about, like some tins of beans. Or bread. Bread mould isn't poisonous, you kno…

You've got to be prepared. It's always good to have some food about, like some tins of beans. Or bread. Bread mould isn't poisonous, you kno

Fairness: What is Fair?

For politicians, promising to make things "fairer" is the new baby kissing. You wonder what the alternative is. "Vote me and I'll make your …

For politicians, promising to make things "fairer" is the new baby kissing. You wonder what the alternative is. "Vote me and I'll make your 

Wellbeing: Never mind the economy

There has been a lot of fuss about the economy lately, you might have noticed. There's fuss about how we are all in debt to each other to th…

There has been a lot of fuss about the economy lately, you might have noticed. There's fuss about how we are all in debt to each other to th