17 April 2020
Citizen's Income is defined as the unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every individual as a right of citizenship. The current coronavirus is highlighting the issues with our current social security system, with nearly a million people applying for Universal Credit over the space of a couple of weeks. Society cannot return to ‘business as usual’ once this current pandemic is over.
A basic income for everyone would enable a parent to have time off work to care for children and provide for those with caring responsibilities. Entrepreneurs would be able to start a business, and workers in low-paid jobs or on zero-hour contracts would have security. A basic income would also remove the trap built into our current system that withdraws benefits very steeply when people start work.
The Green Party of England and Wales supports Universal Basic Income for all citizens of this country and are delighted that Malcolm Torry has agreed to take part. We believe that implementing this policy would "open the door to opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach and liberate people from job insecurity."
Link to a You tube video for the Q&A part of the Citizen's Income Talk: https://youtu.be/xVFOir5tW88
Green Party Meetings
All Green Party members are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting to discuss our plans for Worcester and Worcestershire.
Our next meeting starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday 19th May. Our monthly business meetings will now be online via Zoom. Please contact Nick Weeks by email if you would like to attend. If you need any help setting up Zoom, please get in touch.
Worcester City Museum has no public cycle parking. The City Museum is situated on a cycle lane. Cycle parking would mean that City Museum visitors can make sustainable transport choices and help ease the City's traffic congestion.