UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


'These radical ideas might seem utopian but at least they fire the imagination' UBS in The Guardian

30 September 2019

Kenan Malik (The Guardian) explores how universalism and radical proposals like the IGP's Universal Basic Services are reshaping the welfare state of the 21st century.


"If there is anything we can all agree on in these fractious times, it is that Britain's welfare system is broken, as are its public services. How to fix them, though, has seemed as elusive as Brexit. Labour toying with ideas of both UBI and UBS shows how, after a long period when left and right have focused on how better to target the needy, notions of universal provision are now getting a hearing again." 

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