Instead of giving people money, why not guarantee all of the public services they need to live a full life?
Far more compelling than UBI is ‘UBS’, or the idea of ‘universal basic services’
What could be more attractive than a government prepared to spend more public money to subsidise low wages and dwindling supply of precarious jobs?
Background context for 21st century welfare reform and unique aspects of basic services.
Rather than subverting the logic of the welfare state, the plan for UBS upgrades the it to cover new areas
A state service provision could help our society cope with a changing job market. And best of all: it could be fiscally neutral
Millions in the UK are in low-paid or insecure jobs
Experts at UCL say free services ‘more effective and politically attainable’ than redistributive payments