Category Archives: social policy

Policies for the City Region, the last installment: Community.

Here is the final piece in our serialisation of our policy suite: Policies for the City Region. Our argument here is simple: a viable economy requires a lively and resilient community.  The State and local State can and must create … Continue reading

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Universal Basic Income (or Citizen’s Income) – a digest of issues

Universal basic income (UBI) is an unconditional, income paid to every individual as a right of citizenship. Steady State Manchester is increasingly interested in the relationship between work and income as the number of relatively secure, decently paid jobs reduces … Continue reading

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Mayor Tony Lloyd responds to our Open Letter.

We have now received a response from Tony Lloyd to our open letter about DevoManc. In that letter, which received a lot of interest and support, we did two things. First we shared ideas about how to begin addressing the … Continue reading

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An open letter to Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester

In this open letter, Steady State Manchester’s Mark Burton invites Tony Lloyd, the newly appointed interim Mayor of Greater Manchester to take steps to redress the democratic deficit in the devolution deal and to focus on supporting the local economy, … Continue reading

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Care, community and contribution in the viable economy

What will communities look like in a viable economy, how will we care for one another?  We have a range of thoughts and feelings and are curious to know whether they resonate with yours.  We are scared about how the … Continue reading

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