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Universal basic income of £1,600 a month to be trialled in two places in England

 

 

Similar pilots are already under way in other countries. In Wales, the devolved government is running a scheme paying a £1,600 a month for two years to young people leaving care. It says it will report on the outcome after the trial finishes.

In 2020, more than 170 MPs and peers urged the government to introduce a universal basic income to “give everyone the financial support they need to provide for themselves and their families” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cleo Goodman, a co-founder of the initiative Basic Income Conversation, said: “We’re hopeful that this plan will result in the first ever basic income pilots in England. No one should ever be facing poverty, having to choose between heating and eating, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Basic income has the potential to simplify the welfare system and tackle poverty in Britain.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jun/04/universal-basic-income-of-1600-pounds-a-month-to-be-trialled-in-england

 

 

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Vouchers are a variation of UBI. Free food vouchers for those on a low income can be claimed in the UK. 

 

"Everyone eligible for £442 in free supermarket vouchers & how to apply" 

 

"Thousands of families could be missing out on free supermarket food vouchers that could help with the cost of living crisis.

 

"Families in England, Wales and Northern Ireland could apply for the NHS Healthy Start Scheme, which could supply them with up to £442 of supermarket vouchers." 

 

Free supermarket vouchers

 

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19 hours ago, Grumpy Grapes said:

Vouchers are a variation of UBI. Free food vouchers for those on a low income can be claimed in the UK. 

 

"Everyone eligible for £442 in free supermarket vouchers & how to apply" 

 

"Thousands of families could be missing out on free supermarket food vouchers that could help with the cost of living crisis.

 

"Families in England, Wales and Northern Ireland could apply for the NHS Healthy Start Scheme, which could supply them with up to £442 of supermarket vouchers." 

 

Free supermarket vouchers

 

 

The NHS website 

 

https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/frequently-asked-questions/

 

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