What went right this week: Wales’ ‘basic income’ plan, plus more positive news

What went right this week: Wales’ ‘basic income’ plan, plus more positive news

Wales announced a basic income for vulnerable young people, renewables defeated Australia’s largest coal plant, and Belgians won the right to a four-day week, plus more positive news Young people leaving care face many challenges, chief among them becoming financially stable. Does Wales have a solution?

This week, its government announced plans to trial a basic income targeted at vulnerable young people. Under the scheme, every 18-year-old leaving care within a 12-month period will be paid £1,600 a month, regardless of their employment status. The payments will continue for two years.

Social justice minister Jane Hutt said the scheme would “deliver […]

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