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TOPIC: ‘Citizen’s Income’ would require ‘unthinkable tax rises’, say MPs

‘Citizen’s Income’ would require ‘unthinkable tax rises’, say MPs 03 May 2017 07:41 #2249

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Work and Pensions Committee conclude that replacing the welfare system with a 'Citizen's Income' would be too costly and may not alleviate poverty.

Steven Preece On Apr 28, 2017

A cross-party group of MPs have rejected the idea of a ‘Citizen’s Income, or ‘Basic Income’, as a replacement for the existing welfare system, claiming that such a system would require “unthinkable tax rises” and would not help to alleviate poverty.

Citizen’s Income is an unconditional payment made to every person regardless of age, gender, wealth, or employment status, and cannot be altered or removed if a persons financial circumstances change or improve.

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