It would be great to see you at a free event in the Business and Law Building of Northumbria University on Thursday 13 July 5.30 pm -7.45 pm, to hear about a recent study on Basic Income; a regular payment everyone receives, forever. A research team will present the result of their soon to be published work: Basic Income for the North East, how income for all would improve our health and the savings this would mean for the NHS.
This research has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research. It builds on previous projects that have shown significant support for basic income in the ‘Red Wall,’ and the explosion of interest that has resulted from the pilot proposals in England. At this event the team will present the results of this new modelling of health impacts.
Hear from speakers:
- North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll
- Deputy Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales Zack Polanski
- Matthew Johnson, project Principal Investigator, Professor of Public Policy, Northumbria University and Research Partner for the pilot projects in Jarrow and Grange
- Professor Kate Pickett, University of York
- Howard Reed, Senior Research Fellow in Public Policy, Northumbria University
- Graham Stark, Senior Research Fellow in Public Policy, Northumbria University
- Daniel Nettle, Professor of Behavioural Science, Institut Jean Nicod
Basic Income Conversation is partnering with the project team on this event so attendees can discuss what they hear and learn from each other as well as the experts. This research has the potential to shift the debate on basic income in the UK, but only if we understand it and know how to talk about it!
All will be very welcome; tea and coffee will be served. Whether you are a curious individual, a policymaker, an elected representative, or work for an organisation that has an interest in the policy, this is an event that should not be missed by anyone thinking about how a basic income would work in the North East.
Further information and directions to Northumbria University can be found here.