Hundreds of unemployed teens leaving care to be handed £1.6k-a-MONTH under Welsh Government basic income scheme

Hundreds of unemployed teens leaving care to be handed £1.6k-a-MONTH under Welsh Government basic income scheme

HUNDREDS of unemployed care-leavers will be given a £1,600 monthly handout by the Welsh government.

Up to 500 18-year-olds are expected to get the basic income for up to two years, giving them £19,200 before tax. Teen care-leavers in Wales will get £1,600 a month for two years Credit: Alamy Jane Hutt said the scheme will give young people financial stability Credit: Gov.wales Ministers think it could help them better transition into adult independence and reduce poverty.

Social Justice Minister Jane Hutt said the £20million scheme, starting in the next financial year, would “deliver financial stability for a generation of young […]

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