14:00 - 15:30
Adam Fox (Labour Group Leader Colchester Borough Council) and Catherine Rowett (Green Party politician and former MEP)
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Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a policy that would give every citizen a regular income to cover living costs, regardless of their means and their employment status. Proponents argue that it would reduce poverty and increase working conditions, wellbeing and creativity while critics maintain that it is too expensive or even immoral. UBI is supported by the Green Party, the Liberal Democrats and SNP and the pandemic seems to have increased its popular support. In 2020, a poll by YouGov found support for UBI at 51%, with only 24% against. The same year, 170 MPs and Lords signed a proposal urging the government to introduce UBI during the coronavirus pandemic.
Councillor Adam Fox: Adam is leader of the Labour Group, Labour & Co-operative Ward Councillor for Old Heath, The Hythe & Rowhedge, Colchester Borough Council
Adam Fox is a Labour and Co-operative Councillor in Colchester and is the Leader of the Labour Group. He has previously been the council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing and Chaired the Governance & Audit Committee. Adam has worked for a number of charities and social enterprises dedicated to improving the lives of young people, and people with disabilities and health conditions
Catherine Rowett: Catherine is a member of the Green Party, Norwich and former MEP
Professor Catherine Rowett currently holds a teaching and research position in philosophy at the University of East Anglia. From May 2019 to January 2020 she served as Green Party MEP for the East of England, participated in debates and votes concerning Brexit and the European Green Deal, and oversaw files on freight transport and aviation.
Catherine is currently Green Party spokesperson for work, employment and social security, and deputy coordinator of the Eastern Region Green Party. She lives in Norwich.
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