With prominent business and government leaders backing calls to implement universal basic income (UBI), the idea is receiving high levels of coverage and interest across the north of England.
But what is UBI? How might it work, what might be the benefits, and is this something that could work in the North? These questions will be examined and pondered upon in this joint RSA and Basic Income North event.
The aim of this event is to continue discussions around basic income in a Northern context, hearing from a range of speakers on the topic, from academic experts to grassroots campaigners and politicians.
This informal event is free to attend and open to Fellows, friends, and colleagues interested in this subject.
Programme For The Day
10am Welcome | Overview of the day | Housekeeping
10.15am Political keynote address: Mayor Andy Burnham, GM Combined Authority (invited)
10.35am Academic keynote address: Prof Matthew Johnson, Northumbria University
10.55am Panel Session 1: How can a basic income be implemented?
- Hosted by Beth Powell
- Matthew Johnson, Northumbria University
- Alison Hawdale, UBI Lab Manchester
- Cleo Goodman, Basic Income Conversation
- Anthony Rafferty, Policy@Manchester
11.30am Comfort break
11.45am Lightning talks. "How a UBI would change my life": short, punchy and personal.
- Zara Manoehoetoe (invited)
- Dr Simon Duffy
- Finn Oldfield
- Elliott Johnson
- Cleo Goodman
12.30pm Lunch. Harpist Anna McLuckie to play over lunch. A chance to network and to make connections.
2pm Panel Session 2: From the academic to the personal. The realities of basic income.
- Hosted by Beth Powell
- Toby Lloyd, UBI Lab Arts
- Helen Stephens, Walton Vale Community Shop (invited)
- Zara Manoehoetoe
- Holly Phelps, freelance artist and musician (invited)
2.45pm Comfort break
2.55pm In conversation with… Jonny Douglas, co-founder of the UBI Lab Network
3.45pm Next steps, from Patrick Hurley at the RSA
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