Labour Party considering universal basic income policy, shadow chancellor John McDonnell says


”The UK Labour Party is considering universal basic income as part of its new economic policy.

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said the Labour Party would not rule out unconditional pay for all members of society during a talk at the London School of Economics on Tuesday night.”

“It’s an idea we want to look at. Child benefit was a form of basic income so it’s not something that I would rule out,” he said.
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Changes to child benefit made during the coalition years reduced the amount paid to a family of two children by more than £9 a week– the equivalent of £470 a year.”

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