Wales is trialling a £1,600 a month Universal Basic Income for care leavers

Wales is trialling a £1,600 a month Universal Basic Income for care leavers

‘We want all our young people to have the best possible chance in life and fulfil their full potential’ The Welsh government has announced that young adults leaving care in Wales will be offered £1,600 a month for two years as part of a universal basic income trial.

That means around 500 18-year-olds will be receiving the money as a ‘safety blanket’ as they enter adulthood. The payments will begin from 1 July and the Welsh government hopes that it will help them “on a path to live, healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.”

A statement from the Welsh government announcing […]

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