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Basic Income

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 901864, tabled on 28 June 2021

What recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of introducing a universal basic income.

Answered on

28 June 2021

The Secretary of State has not had any discussions with the Chancellor on this issue. This government does not believe a Universal Basic Income has merit, as it does not target provision according to people’s needs and circumstances, which would inevitably lead to an inefficient use of public funds.

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