Tomorrow (15th October) we’re off to Peterborough to the Liberal Democrat Eastern Region conference. We’ve been allocated a poster space to promote the Universal Basic Income, and we’re launching a group to develop firm proposals for a British implementation. I hope we’ll recruit a few people interested in contributing to this work.
We’ll be working both on how we’d like the system to be in the long term, but also on a strategy for moving from the current system to a UBI approach to welfare. It is my view that this cannot be done as a dramatic change; it’s too significant a change in mindset. So developing a roadmap will be a major part of the work we’ll be doing.
For those who are interested, here’s the poster we produced: