Call for equality in artists’ income scheme

Call for equality in artists’ income scheme

Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy has raised issues about equality of access to the Artists Pilot Scheme. AN APPEAL has been made for equal access for artists with disabilities to a new pilot scheme introduced to support the sector.

At the May meeting of the local authority, Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy said she had been delighted to hear Minister Catherine Martin introduce the Basic Income for Artists Pilot Scheme.

“This is for those who haven’t been able to perform or create any great income due to the pandemic,” Councillor Colleran Molloy said.“A total of 2,000 applicants at random will be picked to […]

Earn Rs 25,000 per month? You’re in top 10% income group in India

Earn Rs 25,000 per month? You’re in top 10% income group in India

In a telling review of the precarious state of purchasing power of Indians and inequality, a recent report released by Dr Bibek Debroy , Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) revealed that those earning a mere Rs 25000 per month of Rs 3 lakh per annum are in the 10% of income earners in the country.

The report mooted an urban jobs scheme and universal basic income as a means to reduce inequality in the country.

Extrapolation of the income data from Periodic Labour Force Survey 2019-20 has shown that a monthly salary of Rs 25,000 is already […]

Aragonès celebrates the first year as president with more pacts with the PSC and common than with the CUP

Aragonès celebrates the first year as president with more pacts with the PSC and common than with the CUP

The President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès , celebrates a year this week since he took office as head of the Government, the first twelve months that he has governed through a variable geometry to advance the legislature and to which he arrives with the dialogue table , his main project to solve the Catalan conflict, frozen after the espionage case with the Pegasus program.

Aragonès came to the presidency of the Govern after the elections of 14-F and with the pro-independence support, recalls Ep. In fact, in those elections sovereignism expanded its absolute majority in Parliament and achieved what […]

More than 9,000 artists claim universal basic income

More than 9,000 artists claim universal basic income

More than 9,000 artists have applied for a new special basic income scheme under which successful applicants will receive 325 euros a week.

Minister of Arts Catherine Martin said the scheme was “hugely enthusiastic”, and described the plans as a “turning point” for the sector.

The evaluation of applications has begun, and the process will take several weeks, given the large volume of applications received.The basic income scheme was launched in April when the government announced that the payment would be available to 2,000 applicants.The coalition said the goal of the scheme is to eliminate income instability, which may be due […]

PM panel flags universal basic income

PM panel flags universal basic income

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Context: PM’s economic advisory council suggests universal basic income and jobs guarantee for urban poor. About the news

The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) suggested that the government should come out with a guaranteed employment scheme for the urban unemployed as well as introduce a universal basic income .
Council also recommended that government must allocate more percentage of the expenditure towards social services and the social sector to make the most vulnerable population resilient to sudden shocks and stop their descent into poverty. Other key recommendation by EAC-PM EAC-PM noted […]

Guaranteed Basic Income Program Coming to Alameda

Guaranteed Basic Income Program Coming to Alameda

City Council Approves $4.6 Million for GBI Pilot Program

On Tuesday, May 17, City Council resolved to appropriate $4,600,000 of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds for a Guaranteed Basic Income pilot program. The program aims to provide additional economic stability to Alameda’s most vulnerable residents. The pilot program will pay $1,000 per month for 24 months to 150 low-income households. The anticipated time frame for program launch is the first half of 2023. Background

Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) (also known as Universal Basic Income ) programs provide a flat monthly cash payment to a defined population. These […]

More than 9,000 artists apply for universal basic income scheme

More than 9,000 artists apply for universal basic income scheme

The successful 2,000 applicants will receive €325 a week

Minister for the Arts Catherine Martin says there has been a ‘huge level of enthusiasm’ for the scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 9,000 artists have applied for a new dedicated basic income scheme which will see successful applicants receive €325 a week.Minister for the Arts Catherine Martin said there had been a “huge level of enthusiasm” for the scheme and described the plans as a “watershed moment” for the sector.Assessment of the applications has started and the process will take a number of weeks given the high volume received.The […]

New Orleans is giving youth $350 a month. Here’s why

New Orleans is giving youth $350 a month. Here’s why

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans has launched a first-of-its-kind program that provides monthly payments to teens as young as 16 years old.

For the next 10 months, 125 participants ages 16 to 24 will get $350 a month with no strings attached as part of a new guaranteed income program. Participants can spend the money any way they like, and city officials hope it will help them understand the needs of young people experiencing poverty and income inequality, a group often overlooked by social safety nets.

The plan is to lift up some of the city’s 6,820 “opportunity youth,” or young […]

Government must do a lot more to support the poor, says economist Jean Dreze

Government must do a lot more to support the poor, says economist Jean Dreze

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Data shows that demand for the rural employment guarantee scheme is declining. Does this mean migration of workers from rural India to urban India? And do India’s urban poor need a job guarantee scheme?A new report which was commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) is pitching for a job guarantee scheme for urban India and also a universal basic income.

Consumer price inflation has risen to record levels with prices of food and fuel skyrocketing month on month. But while consumers continue to pay more for essential items, farmers seem to be struggling to get a fair […]

Food banks: an MP claimed there’s no massive use for them in the UK – the evidence shows why he’s wrong

Food banks: an MP claimed there’s no massive use for them in the UK – the evidence shows why he’s wrong

Dave Beck does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Dragana Gordic / Shutterstock There is no “massive use for food banks” in the UK, according to Lee Anderson, the Conservative MP for Ashfield. However, figures and evidence from food bank organisations, charities and researchers show that this is simply not the case.

I have been researching the development of the food bank sector for the last ten years and my evidence , plus evidence from […]