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A Universal Basic Income for Leeds: Why, How and What next?

Fellowship Event

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Civic Hall, Leeds

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  • Accessibility & inclusion
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

A Basic Income North network was recently established to support the growing Basic Income movement in the north of England. Join UBI Lab Leeds, with Professor Guy Standing and others at the next network event on Thursday 30 January in Leeds.

A UBI is a regular and equal payment to everyone from the state. Payment levels for a UBI vary from £60-£150 per week. It is like the state pension and child benefit, except it is paid to all adults. It has the potential to guarantee the right to basic financial security for all, dramatically reduce poverty, and give us more time and money to spend on the things that matter to us.

What would you do with a UBI payment? How would it change your life?
UBI trials around the world from Canada to Finland and India have shown its potential to improve the health of those communities by reducing the stresses associated with financial insecurity. It also showed that a UBI could support people who want to set up a business and seek further education. And none of the trials have shown that people work less!

A UBI could be part of the answer and Leeds could be the first place to try it.

 

Come along to this event and be part of the conversation. Follow the ‘Book Now’ link to register for a free ticket.

Find out more about the Basic Income North Network in this blog by Founder Jonny Ross-Tatam FRSA.

Find out more about UBI Lab Leeds on their website.

 

Location: Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: networks@rsa.org.uk. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

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