Thursday 16 May 2019 / 6:30 AM Economy / John McDonnell

Universal Basic Services report – McDonnell responds

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on the release of the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity’s report Universal Basic Services: Theory and Practice, said:

“This is a vitally important contribution to the increasing public debate about collective solutions to society’s problems.

“It supports Labour’s belief in universalism and the importance of the services we all share.

“As the failures of neoliberalism and austerity become more apparent by the day, I believe the principles of universalism and collectivism will be at heart of politics for the next generation.”


Notes to Editors

Universal Basic Services: Theory and Practice is available at:

More reports on Universal Basic Services can be found at: