Opinion: Cost of living crisis shows it’s time for a Universal Basic Income

Opinion: Cost of living crisis shows it’s time for a Universal Basic Income

Raf Manji is the leader of the Opportunities Party and has a background in governance, finance and social enterprise. By: Raf Manji.

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OPINION: In Budget 2022, the Government announced it would deliver a one-off cash grant of $350 to 2.1 million New Zealanders, as part of its response to the cost of living crisis.For some reason, this direct cash grant unfairly excludes those receiving the Winter Energy Payment, who are already in the most need of financial support.Whilst the amount is small, it demonstrates the Government can provide direct cash support when required.Like the two-month […]

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