Tuesday 11 February 18:30 - 20:00

New Economics Foundation
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The Case for Universal Basic Services: Book Launch

Government & Politics

Join NEF for the launch of an exciting new book making the case for UBS

The idea that healthcare and education should be provided as universal public services to all who need them is widely accepted. But why leave it there? Why not expand it to more of life’s essentials?

Anna Coote, Principal Fellow at NEF and Andrew Percy, co-director of the Social Prosperity Network at UCL, argue that this transformational new policy – Universal Basic Services (UBS) – is what we need to save our societies and our planet.

Expanding the principle of collective universal service provision to everyday essentials such as care, housing and transport is the best way to tackle many of the biggest problems facing the contemporary world. It is equitable, efficient and sustainable – and it builds solidarity. For all these reasons and more, UBS offers a progressive, practical and affordable alternative to dependence on cash transfers and market transactions.

This event will feature a discussion with the authors of the book. There will be drinks, nibbles and opportunities to ask questions.


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