6th February 2021
UBI Lab Network presenting their case to us for a Universal Basic Income
The lives we live are becoming more insecure. People can no longer expect to have a stable career from which they get the security of continuous employment with a guaranteed pension in retirement. People may have to re-skill several times over their working lives and yet education is increasingly costly.
Meanwhile others are caught between the demands of a precarious labour market and the need to care for relatives.
As some people are worn down by the pressure to survive, others are driven to sacrifice their wellbeing for financial success.
A Universal Basic Income or citizen’s income is a system in which everyone in society, poor to rich, gets a regular payment, replacing means-testing of welfare and benefits.