Conversation Toolkit

A basic income would go to everyone, so everyone should have their say in what it looks like.

We want to spark a wave of Basic Income Conversations right across the country, embedding the idea into public consciousness.

Basic Income Conversations will spread the word about this big idea, taking basic income to thousands of people for the very first time. These Conversations are designed to increase people’s understanding and improve the quality of debate.

We've created the Basic Income Conversation Toolkit so you can lead the Conversation.


The Basic Income Conversation Toolkit

The Toolkit talks you through the step by step process of bringing people together for a Basic Income Conversation.

It includes template agendas, resources, tips and guides - everything you need to host a Conversation!


What is a Basic Income Conversation?

A Basic Income Conversation is a structured discussion that helps you deepen your understanding of basic income and look at its potential impacts. They are led by your stories - of why we need basic income, what we’d do with it and what impact it would have on our communities. Our Toolkit to helps you lead the Conversation.

Why Conversations?

Basic Income Conversations are a chance for you to take action and become leaders. By hosting Conversations you will bring new people into our movement, as it grows and diversifies.

Basic Income Conversations give people the opportunity to share their stories and have their voices heard. We believe that lived experience is the most important evidence to consider in the move towards a basic income, you're helping us gather that evidence.

Everyone is welcome to join in the Basic Income Conversation. You don't have to be an expert or even support the idea, as long as you're approaching the Conversation with respect and an open mind your contribution is valuable.

Together, Conversations will help us build the power we need to compel decision makers to enact a basic income for all.


Why now?

The end of lockdown is now in sight but it’s vital that we don’t just go ‘back to normal’. It is now time to talk about how we rebuild our country.

Together we’ve managed to put basic income on the agenda at every turn these past twelve months. More people and politicians are talking about basic income than ever before.

But the government is yet to be convinced and there are still millions of people who have never heard of the idea. It shows we still have work to do.

It’s now time to scale up the national Basic Income Conversation, one Conversation at a time.

Join a Big Basic Income Conversation

Over 1000 people have downloaded the Basic Income Conversation Toolkit and Conversations have been happening around the country.

Once a quarter we host our own Basic Income Conversation. We bring dozens of people together to talk about this big idea and strengthen the community pushing for a basic income for all in the UK.

Expect interesting conversations, a chance to connect with new people and to be inspired to take action that gets us closer to a basic income.

We're always looking for people to help us facilitate the Big Basic Income Conversations, if you'd like to join the facilitator's training get in touch

The dates for the 2022 Big Basic Income Conversations are:

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Wed 2 Mar
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm  Wed 1 Jun co-hosted with the Young Fabians
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm  Wed 21 Sep co-hosted with Compass
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm  Thurs 8 Dec co-hosted with leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats MS Jane Dodds and co-Founder of UBILab Wales, Jonathan Williams

Download the Toolkit and opt in to our mailing list for reminders and registration links for these events as they're announced.


Tell us about your Basic Income Conversation

We're capturing a flavour of what's been said during the Conversations. We'll be collating all the stories we hear which will shape the movement as we grow and help us build a winning narrative!

Send us a video or a short message to tell us about your Conversation