Time to campaign for Universal Basic Income has come, Lib Dems declare

Time to campaign for Universal Basic Income has come, Lib Dems declare

Parliamentary news
To bring an end to the financial insecurity faced by the most vulnerable, the Liberal Democrats have agreed plans to campaign for a Universal Basic Income. The Party’s new Economy spokesperson Christine Jardine challenged her Party to “fulfill Beveridge’s legacy” by tackling the injustice of too many people being “caught between low-paid work and a punitive benefits system.” In demanding reform, the Liberal Democrats have pointed to the estimated 8.5 million adults and 4.5 million children living in poverty in the UK, as well as the people that society relies on but aren’t adequately supported, such as unpaid carers - the majority of whom are women. Under plans to be worked on by the Liberal Democrat Federal Policy Committee, the very richest in society will pay more into the system…
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