Entrepreneurs

How does basic income support entrepreneurship and self-employment? The issues: Society benefits from entrepreneurship, yet budding entrepreneurs and people considering self employment face many challenges in making their venture a success. These challenges include: Accessing credit A high exposure to risk with the possibility of losing everything, becoming bankrupt and Read more…

Young People

How does basic income respond to the issues facing young people? The Issues: Young people find themselves under tremendous pressure from an early age to make life choices. Unless their families are well-off financially, they can be discouraged from exploring different career paths. Faced with the stark choice between full-time Read more…

Carers

How does basic income support caring? The issues: We all need care from others, particularly when we are young, ill or infirm We are all potential carers – as parents, children, spouses, and other relatives; as partners, friends, neighbours, and lovers; as workmates and professional care-givers…indeed, in all our social Read more…

Farmers

How does basic income support farmers? The issues: Farming, as a business, takes many forms, including family farms, privately owned small-scale growing, membership-based Community Supported Farms (generally known as CSAs), worker-owned cooperatives, and large-scale farms owned by consortiums. Yet the trend in national and EU policy is to prioritise agribusiness Read more…

Artists

How does basic income support artistic and creative work? The issues: Artistic and creative work adds economic value to society, but it is often valued only for its potential contribution to economic growth. Artistic and creative work is also intrinsically valuable, but this receives little recognition. There is also a Read more…