Researchers involved: Autonomy team, Howard Reed, David Frayne, Cleo Goodman (Basic Income Conversation), Guy Standing, Rob Calvert Jump
Length: 3 months
An unprecedented study of the effects of Basic Income and shorter working weeks in the Welsh context and its future prospects. The study will combine a fine-grained analysis of Wales with fleshed-out, fully-costed proposals for these two policies. In sum, the aim of the study will be to provide an off-the-shelf resource for the Commissioner in their project of futureproofing Wales according to key wellbeing and industrial indicators.
Autonomy’s data team, guided by our Basic Income economists, will produce an unprecedented study of the effects of a range of Basic Income models on Welsh society. Alongside this Basic Income work, Autonomy’s consultancy and research team will enact a study of a range of shorter working week scenarios across the Wales economy, estimating impacts and costs. This will lead to a set of informed policy proposals for the government. A set of guidelines for firm-level shorter working week trials will also be produced. Both sides of the project will be accompanied by different modes of engagement and collaborations with stakeholders, citizens and external partners.
Supported by: Future Generation Commissioner Wales