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The evidence suggests Universal Basic Income is a good idea—time to trial it?

If done right the scheme would be affordable and empower workers 

By Anthony Painter  

There is much to recommend a UBI—but would the DWP go for it? Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire/PA Images

Long before Universal Basic Income (UBI) became caricatured by its opponents as a Silicon Valley conspiracy, the Royal Society of the Arts was looking at the idea as a means of helping to address prevalent economic insecurity. The idea was that UBI—the unconditional payment of a regular sum of money to all citizens—would give people a better safety net and therefore give them extra freedom to make…

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