Universal basic income experiments: The state of play

Universal basic income experiments: The state of play

Rachael Hochman is an intern at the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research, and a Welfare Benefits Adviser at Citizens Advice Bucks.

Discussion of universal basic income (UBI) as an alternative means to traditional methods of social security reform has risen greatly over recent years. As policymakers display a renewed interest in improving the stability of their social security systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, could UBI – a guaranteed income cash transfer – be the answer?

Basic income consists of five characteristics : > Periodically paid, that is not a one off-grant, cash payment, that is not […]

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