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EIBF: Towards A New Welfare State with James Bloodworth & Annie Miller

  • Garden Theatre Edinburgh International Book Festival 5 Charlotte Square Gardens Edinburgh EH2 4DR (map)

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

If we were designing a new social security system, we surely wouldn't create what Britain has today. Chair of the Citizen's Income Trust, Annie Miller, proposes Basic Income which guarantees everyone money until death. Journalist James Bloodworth worked undercover in low–wage jobs for six months to produce his book Hired. He says urgent steps must be taken to repair Britain's broken system and its gig economy. Chaired by Rosemary Burnett.

Though now retired, Annie Miller spent over 20 years lecturing in the Department of Economics at Heriot–Watt University in Edinburgh. Through her long career, Miller has dedicated much of her time and research to Basic Income or Citizen's Income, becoming an expert in the field. As recently as 2015 Miller was a keynote speaker at a round–table discussion in the Scottish Parliament on BI. Her book A Basic Income Handbook, published in 2017, is due be published in paperback this year as A Basic Income Pocketbook.

Tickets for this event are Pay What You Can and are available from the EIBF event page or by calling 0345 373 5888.