Record Details

NGOCitizens Income Trust (CIT)

Citizen's Income Trust, P.O. Box 26586, London, SE3 7WY

Telephone020 83051222
Background Information

The Citizen's Income Trust (CIT) exists to promote debate on the desirability and feasibility of a Citizen's Income, defining this as "an unconditional, non-withdrawable income payable to each individual as a right of citizenship." The policy is designed to simplify the benefits system by basing it on universal entitlement, thus providing an answer to problems such as pensioner poverty and the benefits trap, whereby those returning to work lose out financially. It originally began in 1984 within the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), becoming independent in 1987. Charity no. 328198. Sources:; Barberis et al Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations 2000 p80; contact with NGO, March 2007

Year Created1987
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesBasic Income Research Group (1980s-1992)
Related Organisations

National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) (1984-1988)

KeywordsPoverty and social exclusion (UK).
Last Edited ByRC at 06/12/2007 17:56:44