Many on the centre and left of Welsh politics have flirted with the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in recent years. This idea has been around for centuries and has been discussed regularly in recent decades. The idea has been hailed by many on the socialist and social democratic left to tackle poverty and bring about higher levels of equality across the country.
So, what are we discussing as UBI?
This paper will be discussing a UBI that has been most commonly proposed by political academics and activists in recent years. A system whereby the Government hands out a basic payment on a set date of the month to ensure that every citizen has a basic amount of money paid to them to do with as they wish, regardless of their current financial situation.
In theory, this would be to ensure all citizens have enough money to cover basic living costs.
You can read the full report here.