Tories criticise Welsh Government’s £1600 a month care leavers basic income trial

Tories criticise Welsh Government’s £1600 a month care leavers basic income trial

Conservative MS Joel James The Tories have criticised the Welsh Government’s plan for a £1600 a month basic income pilot for care leavers in Wales.

Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Social Partnership, Joel James MS, said that the Welsh Government is “not even close to living in reality with this trial”.

He insisted that he “wholeheartedly” supports “helping the poorest and most vulnerable in our country”, but argued that basic income “fails to incentivise work”, and is a “waste of public money”.All young people leaving care who turn 18 during a 12 month period, across all local authority areas, will be […]

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