Tag archive: Donald Hirsch

Tax Credits

Labour and the Conservatives offer two different routes to a ‘living’ wage

A competition among political parties to promise a more attractive minimum or “living” wage is new to British elections. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is now nearly 20 years old, but Labour in power was always cautious about its level. The Conservatives, meanwhile, initially opposed it. But a burgeoning living wage movement and a perceived […]

Facing up to the realities of a Citizen’s Income

Should every UK citizen be paid a basic income? If so, would you be happy to pay more tax? Donald Hirsch, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) at Loughborough University shares his view…