Basic Income

Cutting Universal Credit wait for payments won't solve the crisis, Ministers warned

A small reduction in the controversial six-week wait for Universal Credit payments will do little to solve the “crisis” facing claimants, Ministers …

Universal Credit

Survey reveals young people more likely to support universal basic income, but it's not a left-right thing

Preliminary analysis of a European-wide survey has found young people are more in favour of introducing a universal income than their older peers. …

Guaranteed Minimum Income

[Opinion] Mind the gap: inequality in our cities

The European Pillar of Social Rights is an opportunity to strengthen social cohesion through a fairer and more equitable redistribution of wealth. …

European News

Shocker: New Study Shows How Medicaid Has Become A Honey Trap For Government Dependency

We all know our entitlement system is unsustainable. With Medicaid, that’s especially true since enrollment has exploded under the Obama era. …

Conservative View

North East child poverty to double due to Universal Credit - Gordon Brown claims

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has demanded the roll-out of Universal Credit be suspended as he claimed child poverty figures in the North East …

Universal Credit

Fact check: Is Newstart spending growth lower under the Coalition and are recipients moving off it faster?

The claim<p>Social Services Minister Christian Porter says the Government has been reining in the Newstart program, the main form of income support for …

Economics

This Week in Science: Nov 11 - 17, 2017

A team of researchers discovered an Earth-like exoplanet only 11 light-years away.<p>Scientists have found the first ever anti-aging genetic …

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Tories accuse SNP of breaking poll promise not to raise income tax

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is expected to hike income tax in ­December’s Budget despite the party pledging not to increase the basic rate for …

Ruth Davidson

We should all be working a four-day week. Here’s why

Ending life-sapping excessive hours was a pioneering demand for the labour movement. For the sake of our health and the economy we need to revisit it<p>Imagine there was a single policy that would slash unemployment and underemployment, tackle health conditions ranging from mental distress to high …

Opinion

Why are so many more women working in Canada than the US?

Canada and the US have a lot in common—they share a long border, language (for many people), and exchange pop culture. But when it comes to jobs, Canadian women are much more likely to be in the workforce than their US counterparts. Three decades of public policies and business incentives may …

Economy

Universal Credit: Tory ministers ordered to fix new welfare system after embarrassing defeat

Ministers have been given four days to agree to cut long delays to Universal Credit payments, after an embarrassing defeat in the Commons.<p>MPs voted …

Universal Credit

The GOP Tax Plan Expands the Child Tax Credit -- for the Wealthy

(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/Sipa via AP Images)<p>Ivanka Trump discusses the importance of the Child Tax Credit on Capitol Hill on October 25, …

Liberal View

Universal Credit shouldn’t be scrapped – it is worth salvaging

The House of Commons has voted unanimously for the six-week period people must wait for their first Universal Credit payment to one month. Although …

Universal Credit

Universal Credit cuts will hit women, ethnic minorities and poor families the most, say researchers

Low income families will be worse off because of cuts to Universal Credit despite tax changes and a higher living wage, a new report has …

Race & Ethnicity

The largest basic income experiment in history just launched in Kenya

GiveDirectly, a charity that has been financing direct cash transfers to poor villages in East Africa since 2008, announced Monday that it has …

Guaranteed Minimum Income

Capitalism Has a Problem. Is Free Money the Answer?

LONDON — One need not be a card-carrying revolutionary to deduce that global capitalism has a problem.<p>In much of the world, angry workers denounce a shortage of jobs paying enough to support middle-class life. Economists puzzle over the fix for persistently weak wage growth, just as robots appear …

Guaranteed Minimum Income

What it's like to be a poor child in wealthy Switzerland

Niels doesn’t go hungry. He has his own room, wears clean clothes and attends football training. But his mother’s income is not enough to support …

European News

Six-week wait for universal credit set to be reduced

Government preparing to reduce wait for new benefit amid Tory backbenchers’ concerns about impact on constituents<p>The government is preparing to confirm that it will cut the six-week waiting time for universal credit, caving in to Conservative backbench rebels.<p>After being promised concessions by the …

Universal Credit

Politically, Wynne's in a hole. But she's changing Ontario.

A year from now, Kathleen Wynne may no longer be the premier of Ontario.<p>But many of the measures she’s been putting in place — from pharmacare to a …

Canada

Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) unites a strange mix of people. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a …

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PMQs: Universal credit families risk Christmas eviction, says Corbyn

<b>Hundreds of families have been issued with eviction notices by a landlord concerned about the impact of universal credit, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed.</b><p>The Labour leader, speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, said the families, in Lincolnshire, risk losing their homes over Christmas.<p>He urged Theresa …

Universal Credit

Cutting waiting times is welcome – but it won’t stop the Universal Credit misery

There are more structural flaws, and a lot more glitches.<p>The government is set to cut the six week initial waiting time for Universal Credit, Sky …

Universal Credit

Wales' Children's Commissioner pleads with the Chancellor to stop Universal Credit roll-out

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has joined with her counterparts across the UK to plead for the Universal Credit rollout to be stopped.<p>Sally …

News (Wales)

Tax traps that mean a pay rise can leave you poorer

The convoluted mess created by successive Chancellors means you may be taking home as little as 12p in every pound on some of your income.

Retirement

Kenya Launches Largest-Ever Basic Income Experiment That Goes to 2030

Around 6,000 people will take part.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Experiments, Money, Politics & Work<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>An American charity …

Philanthropy

Ontario offers relief for small businesses

TORONTO — Ontario will slash small business taxes and offer millions in incentives aimed at easing the transition to an increasing minimum wage as …

Canadian News

Fife Matters: Timing's all wrong for Universal Credit tsunami

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>There’s a time and a place for everything.<p>Christmas decorations are great to look at, but not in June, for …

Universal Credit

Universal Credit - what you're entitled to and how much under the Government's controversial new system

Whether you are are disabled, are a carer, have children or need help with housing costs, here's everything you need to do

Universal Credit

Mozambique: Should Welfare Recipients Be First in Line for Scarce Climate Adaptation Cash?

In Mozambique, one of the world's poorest countries, the government provides modest welfare payments to those most in need, including the disabled, …

Climate

Why We Need to Abandon Target-Driven Welfare

Based on a militarised notion of ‘targeting’, such welfare policies deny citizens the right to basic services.<p>In an incisive analysis on anti-poverty …

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