At a time of austerity, it is sometimes difficult to remember that the UK is one of the richest countries on the planet. Rising homelessness and the use of foodbanks are just a couple of indicators that a portion of our society is being left behind.
Professor Jonathan Portes and Howard Reed write two papers discussing the challenges facing our society and look at the costs and effects of delivering Transport and Information UBS.
What India needs at this moment is not an expensive adventure like UBI at the cost of all other government expenditure but a push towards universal access to basic services by all sections of the population provided by the government.
The report said those at risk of hunger over the summer include more than 1 million children who receive free school meals during term time, and 2 million more with working parents who are still in poverty.
People in more equal societies are more willing to help each other, trust each other, and to take part in community life.
One in four low-income households does not eat regularly or healthily because of a lack of money, Food Standards Agency says.
Access to basic services plays an important role in both individual well-being and a country’s economic development