SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Piloting Basic Income in Britain: A Report for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Guy Standing, Professorial Associate in the SOAS department of Development Studies

Date: 7 December 2018Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 7 December 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3, Main Building

Type of Event: Seminar

The Labour Social Movement and Development Cluster (LSMD), Department of Development Studies, is happy to invite you to the following seminar:

If Labour was elected to government in the next General Election, could it adopt a policy of basic income, and with which results? In this workshop, Guy Standing will present the reasons for the need for a basic income in Britain and consider the optimum way of paying for it, before outlining his proposals on how it should be piloted, drawing on his experience on doing so elsewhere. This new report on piloting basic income in Britain is the result of the author’s engagement with the socio-economic agenda of the Labour Party under the guidance of Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. 

Guy Standing is Professorial Associate in the SOAS department of Development Studies, and an economic adviser to John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was asked to prepare this report by the Shadow Chancellor and he is sharing its salient points for the first time during this SOAS talk. 

The seminar is organised by the Labour Social Movement and Development Cluster (LSMD), Department of Development Studies.

Organiser: Alessandra Mezzadri, email: am99@soas.ac.uk