5 May 2020

The Green New Deal + : Powering our way out of the post-viral recession

Tuesday 9th June, 8pm, online via Zoom

Dr Richard Lawson MB BS, MRCPsych


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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? 


Update! the recording of this online event is now available


The recording can be accessed at our YouTube channel.

Background reading


Green Wage Subsidy (GWS) http://www.greenhealth.org.uk/GreenWageSubsidy.htm

Letter to MP https://greenerblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/how-green-wage-subsidybasic-income-can.html

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/ 

Your invitation to the Zoom meeting 


To register for the meeting please email Dave Clegg. NSGP Local Party Coordinator




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