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“Reasons to be sceptical” about a Universal Basic Income post-coronavirus


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Professor Len Shackleton quoted by the Daily Mail

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

As a second lockdown puts UK welfare policy under the spotlight there is “an attraction to the simplicity of a UBI system” says Mark Littlewood, IEA Director-General, but there are reasons to be sceptical.

Writing his fortnightly column for The Times, Mark argues that a “reboot” of the welfare system following the pandemic would be unavoidable and probably welcome but that a new system would need to be “better at targeting funds and providing incentives” which a UBI is not.

Read the full piece here.



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