Do you think a basic income for all should replace social welfare?

Do you think a basic income for all should replace social welfare?

An international conference has heard a proposal for a Basic Income of €150 a week for everyone of working age in Ireland to resolve welfare and work challenges in the country.

Basic Income is a payment from the State to every resident on an individual basis, without any means test or work requirement. A full Basic Income would be sufficient to live a "frugal but decent lifestyle" without supplementary income from paid employment, according to the conference.

Details were provided of experiments in Finland at a national level and in the Netherlands, focused on 12 cities, at the conference organised by […]

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