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Sustainable Frome June Meeting: Universal Basic Income
Thursday, June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
We will have a Universal Basic Income Conversation.
This is a thing that’s happening country wide.
UBI is a brilliant idea but is not well understood generally. The idea is to get people talking about it, spreading and exchanging knowledge and to start a groundswell of support and enthusiasm!
You can find out more about UBI here
But in a nutshell:
- It would replace all unemployment benefits, but not housing benefit.
- Every citizen would get it, regularly and unconditionally.
- It gets rid of poverty traps and means work always pays.
- It’s very simple, cheap to administer, and can be revenue neutral.
- It tends to encourage flexible work and sustainable living.
- Pilot schemes have not led to people giving up work, except to take up education or start small businesses.