Universal basic income can be the worst of all worlds – but ‘free money’ schemes do work | Gaby Hinsliff

Universal basic income can be the worst of all worlds - but ‘free money’ schemes do work | Gaby Hinsliff

A trial in Wales for care leavers is brave and imaginative, but a benefits system must work for all, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

It is the unspoken promise of parenthood, the deal millions make as their fledglings fly the nest: that in an emergency, they can always come fluttering back. Even if they never have to cash that unwritten cheque, just knowing it’s there can be enough to see them through the wobbly early years of independence. That place is home. It is what gives young adults the confidence to flee a toxic relationship or a dodgy flatshare, knowing […]

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