A Big Local Basic Income: Proposal for a locally led basic income pilot

Elliott Johnson, Cleo Goodman, Julia Hines, Anne Corrigan, Rosalind Taylor, Matthew T Johnson

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Following an event hosted by Basic Income Conversation with a large number of Big Local community groups, seven Big Locals decided to investigate the possibility of establishing basic income pilots. Basic Income Conversation therefore supported the creation of a National Steering Group to develop the project. Following initial discussion with local people and colleagues, five decided not to proceed. It is important to note that these discussions took place near the end of the 10-year funded period from the Local Trust so required a commitment to working without the guarantee of project funding going forward. Two Big Locals – Grange Big Local (GBL), in East Finchley, London, and Big Local Central Jarrow, South Tyneside – identified substantial local support through initial engagement and decided to move forward with the National Steering Group and the project. They decided to undertake a number of more formal engagement activities with their local communities to obtain feedback on the key components necessary for basic income pilots in their areas. This proposal is intended to translate the conversations that have been had with local people into a practical, actionable plan for a basic income pilot. It outlines a broad option for a pilot and its evaluation with suggestions of how it could be altered to suit requirements. It will be revised based on feedback from the Big Locals involved and local people. The report will be used to facilitate discussions with funders and policymakers, and to demonstrate that a pilot is feasible.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPortsmouth
Commissioning bodyCompass
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Dec 2022


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