A Basic Income for the North East - how income for all would improve our health

Start: Thursday, July 13, 2023 5:30 PM

End: Thursday, July 13, 2023 7:45 PM

Following on from the publication of a basic income pilot proposal for Jarrow and Grange, Northumbria University are about to publish new research on basic income. This work, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, has modelled the savings a basic income would cause the NHS.

This research 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 and an innovative new tool that shows which basic income models the public are most supportive of.

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, co-author of the Spirit Level and Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health and Associate Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity, at University of York
  • Richard Wilkinson, co-author of the Spirit Level and Inner Level and Professor Emeritus of social epidemiology at the University of Nottingham
  • 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 are 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!

Whether you're a curious individual, a policymaker, elected representative or work for an organisation that has an interest in the policy, this is an event that shouldn't be missed by anyone thinking about how a basic income would work in the North East.

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Please arrive between 5pm and 5:30pm for a 5:30pm start.