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Where next for Universal Basic Income? Turning a Transformative Policy into Action: UBI pilot in Wales

Monday 27th September11am12:30pm
Old Steine Gardens - Big Tent

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the extent of poverty and inequality in our society, as well as the inadequacies of our welfare system to act as a safety net for people. The ending of furlough and the Universal Credit top-up in September will result in many more people experiencing hardship and poverty. Over the last few years, there has been growing support for a universal basic income (UBI) as a means to pave the way for a fairer long-term solution to the current broken system. This session will explore UBI and the question of how you turn a potentially transformative idea into practice, with a particular focus on the recent pilot in Wales.

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Bethan Winter is a Welsh Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament for Cynon Valley since the 2019 general election.

Mark Drakeford is the First Minister of Wales.

Guy Standing is a Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University of London and a founding member and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations in our educational and research work:
Lipman Miliband TrustRosa Luxemburg Stiftung LondonBarry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust
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