5 May 2020
We are facing a post-viral recession. This means high levels of unemployment in North Somerset (NS), with all the health and community problems that will bring. We also face a large amount of work that needs to be done, in care homes, NHS, other public services and of course in the environmental economy.
Our aim is to get the unemployed to work on those areas. Under Basic Income, people just get to work, and take their Basic Income in to work with them. We can make Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance behave in the same way - if the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will give their permission for North Somerset to run a pilot scheme.
Is North Somerset Green Party willing to campaign to get our MPs to press the DWP for this?
The recording can be accessed at our YouTube channel.
Green Wage Subsidy (GWS) http://www.greenhealth.org.uk/GreenWageSubsidy.htm
Broad Costings of GWS https://greenerblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/costing-green-wage-subsidy.html
Green Party manifesto on GND https://campaigns.greenparty.org.uk/manifesto/#gnd
Brief introduction on GND from UK Student Climate Network https://ukscn.org/the-green-new-deal/
To register for the meeting please email Dave Clegg. NSGP Local Party Coordinator