Ministers urged to be bold after Wales introduces basic income pilot scheme

Ministers urged to be bold after Wales introduces basic income pilot scheme

Scottish Labour’s Pam Duncan-Glancy has called for bold action to be taken on social security. The Scottish Government has been urged to take bold action to tackle the ‘significant economic inequality’ in Scotland.

It comes after the Welsh Government unveiled a basic income pilot scheme that will see all young people leaving care at the age of 18 offered the chance to receive £1600 per month for two years.

Around 500 people in Wales are estimated as being eligible for the scheme, with a cost of around £20m over the next three years. Proposals to introduce a basic income scheme […]

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