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Post-Covid Britain needs a new social guarantee

Anna Coote and Neal Lawson write for the Guardian


Ensuring everyone has decent public services and a guaranteed income could transform the UK after the pandemic, write Anna Coote and Neal Lawson in the Guardian:

Some people in policy circles have spent too long arguing whether universal basic income” (UBI) or universal basic services” (UBS) ought to be our preferred goal. But in fact we need both. Without public services, many people wouldn’t be able to afford to pay for their healthcare or education, and without a guaranteed income floor below which nobody can fall, far too many people would be condemned to poverty.”

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