Event

THINK Debate: Citizens Income For or Against?

  • Wed 27 Oct 21

    14:00 - 15:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall A

  • Event speaker

    Adam Fox (Labour Group Leader Colchester Borough Council) and Catherine Rowett (Green Party politician and former MEP)

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    THINK Series

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Fay Wilson

Join the debate and have your say...

THINK  Debate: Citizens Income For or Against?

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.

Our Speakers:

Councillor Adam Fox: Adam is leader of the Labour Group, Labour & Co-operative Ward Councillor for Old Heath, The Hythe & Rowhedge, Colchester Borough Council

Catherine Rowett: Catherine is a member of the Green Party, Norwich and former  MEP

OUR THINK DEBATES ARE OPEN TO ALL : Join us in person in Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall A or via Zoom -  991 5312 1915 (You will need to register your place)

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