We recognise that Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a hotly debated topic and its uptake would revolutionise our economic system. Trials around the world have shown that the income doesn’t reduce motivation to work.
However, these trials have not been country-wide and often the payments were not made to every adult in the region (i.e. the income was not universal), so the information gathered on the effect on the economy was incomplete.
We support reform of our welfare system to destigmatise income support and make it more accessible to those who need it.