A Universal Basic Income , regardless of salary, savings and no strings attached. No repayments. It is being discussed by the government in Wales , after they just rolled out a £1600 a month basic income for young people leaving the care system. The idea of it being available to everyone has been around for a while, but this new scheme has floated the idea of a basic income for everyone again. The exact figure on offer has not been decided. But what a great idea for the whole of the UK? With depressed wages, a cost of living crisis, and the number of women in the workforce the lowest it's been in 30 years – now would be the time. The Conservatives aren't keen. They argue that people will be less likely to find work. But it's just not true. Having free money has never dampened anyones chances of making more of it, or being professionally successful. If that were true, we would worry more about the future of children of hedge funders, not council estate kids. Having a reliable source of income doesn't hinder anybody. Most of the rich list are the products of generational wealth. But no… Read full this story
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