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Time to look anew at the merits of a Universal Basic Income

We should be guided by the evidence in planning for a post-Covid-19 world

By Antoinette Sandbach  

The main building of Helsinki University. Photo: Peter Zimmermann/DPA/PA Images

Covid-19 has transformed the UK in ways which seemed unimaginable just a few short months ago. Key to this transformation has been a lockdown with huge implications for the UK economy. Approval ratings for the government’s actions are high, and recent opinion polls indicate this is largely due to the furlough scheme put in place by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Whatever life holds after lockdown, all the predictions are that our…

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