49% Of Britons Support Universal Basic Income

49% of Britons support universal basic income, a system of social insurance that ensures that every citizen has a minimum standard of living and will not be impoverished.

49% of Britons support universal basic income, a system of social insurance that ensures that every citizen has a minimum standard of living and will not be impoverished.

Once considered a policy belonging firmly to the radical left, polling by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath found that 49 per cent of 18 to 75-year-olds supported the introduction of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). If UBI were to be established in the UK, it would drastically overhaul the welfare state by providing a set payment to cover the basic needs for every citizen. The poll found 63 per cent of Labour-leaning adults support the principle of UBI, compared to 40 per cent of those who are Conservative-leaning.

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