UK could trial ‘universal basic income’ project.

Byline: DAVID BENTLEY and LIAM THORP ECHO Correspondents liam.thorp@trinitymirror.com @LIAMTHORPECHO

THE UK is thought to be "on the brink" of testing out a new Universal Basic Income for everyone, which could replace benefits including the highly controversial Universal Credit.

Campaigners believe the plan – where everyone would be paid a basic wage – could end poverty altogether.Following trials in other countries like Canada and Finland, four Scottish councils have been working on the idea since 2017.Now the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is currently urging the Scottish government to scrap sanction-led employment benefits – like […]

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