Wales to trial basic income for young people of £1,600 a month

Wales to trial basic income for young people of £1,600 a month

The scheme will benefits hundreds of care leavers over the next three years (Picture: Getty) Some vulnerable adults in Wales will be offered £1,600 a month under what is believed to be the world’s highest basic income scheme.

Around 500 people are expected to be eligible for the pilot, which will cost the Welsh Government £20 million over the next three years.

Set to be launched in the summer, it will see all young people leaving care after their 18th birthday offered the chance to be paid £19,000 a year before tax, for 24 months.Welsh Conservatives were quick to slam the […]

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