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Let's Talk About Universal Basic Income

Revolutionise how musicians work and live with a universal basic income.

38%* musicians excluded from Government’s Covid-19 pandemic income support schemes*
45% * of young musicians left out of furlough and Self Employment Income Support*
2K* creatives including musicians supported in Ireland’s UBI pilot scheme**

Get involved in the debate about a universal basic income.

* Source: *MU Covid-19 Impact Polls, 2020 and **Gov.ie

Call for a UBI to keep music live.

Watch: What is Universal Basic Income?

Everyone’s talking about a ‘citizen’s income’ or ‘basic income’, but what on earth is it?! Watch this short new explainer video by RSA for a quick rundown of the basics. 

TUC Young Workers

MU Motion on UBI Backed by TUC Young Workers Conference

The motion urges the TUC to conduct research into a universal basic income for creative freelancers and work with the MU on a UBI campaign.

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Listen: Free Money for All?

Listen to the "Reasons to be Cheerful" podcast's episode hosted by Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd exploring Universal Basic Income (UBI) with Scott Santens.

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Proud to be able to speak to @WeAreTheMU motion at the @The_TUC @TUCYoungWorkers conference on Universal Basic Income for Creative Freelancers. ✊🏿

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UBILabNI

An incredible 70 candidates from five parties have now signed our pledge promising to support pilots of Universal Basic Income in Northern Ireland. The pledge 👉 http://ubilabnetwork.org/pledge-for-ubi-in-northern-ireland Have your candidates signed? If not, tag them below! 🙋 #NIPledgeForUBI

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*Money for Everything? Universal Basic Income in a Crisis* New open access paper in Economy and Society ( @EconSocJournal ) Situates city-based UBI Lab activism within current debates in critical political economy and postcapitalist strategy… 🧵👇

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Really a lot a lot of #BasicIncome news coming from #USA right at the moment, with #Texas' first #GuaranteedIncome #Pilot study coming to #Austin soon

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@TheEconomist

Guy Standing, an economist at London's SOAS, argues that under a basic income system, unstable jobs will no longer be the norm

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