Universal Credit

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Basic (Citizens') Income

The case for the Universal Credit (UC) would make far more sense headed ‘Universal Basic Income’ (UBI) yet there has been no mention whatsoever of the UBI in debates recently.

The original report ‘Dynamic Benefits: towards Welfare that works’ is not easy to find. I think the government would be embarrassed if anybody more famous than me drew attention to it. Search ‘Centre for Social justice’, Click ‘Policy Work’, then ‘Publications’. You then had to find the right page from about 13 (it was published on 16th September 2009), but strangely, the link for ‘Publications’ where I have accessed the report before did not work today. However, it came up when I searched for ‘Dynamic Benefits’  whilst on the CfSJ website.

Passages should have been read out in last Thursday’s Parliamentary debate on the UC (18.10.2017). Its cardinal point is that the UC would

Make work pay

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