Welsh Government is slammed over astonishing ‘waste of public money’ for rolling out £20m basic income pilot scheme handing teenagers £1,600-a-MONTH to do NOTHING

The Welsh Government was accused of wasting taxpayers’ money today after unveiling a £20million basic income scheme that will offer hundreds of teenagers £1,600 a month without the need to work.

In what is one of the most generous schemes of its type in the world, 18-year-olds leaving the care system will be eligible for the payments for two years, amounting to a salary of £19,200 before tax.

It is estimated that up to 500 will be able to apply to the programme, where the money is put in their bank accounts with no demands on what they do to earn […]

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