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Call for universal basic income trial in a London borough

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Article in a local newspaper about 'the pandemic' and UBI.

By Caroline Russell, Islington councillor and London Assembly member

Published: 12:00 AM January 1, 2021   






It’s unlikely we’ll ever go back to where we were last March and, despite the government’s welcome support initiatives, many people are worried they might be made redundant, worried for their loved ones and worried about paying the bills when they are receiving a fraction of their normal wage and struggling to make ends meet.


Last week I proposed a motion to the council calling for a trial of a universal basic income (UBI) here in Islington.

It was constructively amended by Labour and I was proud to see Islington council become the first London borough to commit to the idea.

UBI is a non means tested payment for everyone which would give more Islington residents the security of an economic floor, below which they cannot fall.



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