Support the concept of Universal Basic Income

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Universal Credit is not working. It is causing suffering and hardship. People have taken their lives as a result of their money stopping. It is divisive and disturbing for our community as a whole. Our economy can support a change in direction. Please support the concept of a basic income for all adults. Basic Income ensures survival; it is not means tested or assessed. 

Asking Members of Parliament to support the concept of Universal Basic Income U.B.I. and explore the delivery of U.B.I. working towards a level that ensures survival, prevents hunger, ends extreme poverty and allows children to thrive.

On the 23rd April 2019, Philip Alston, the United Nations Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, published his report on poverty in the UK:

" The philosophy underpinning the British welfare system has changed radically since 2010. The initial rationales for reform were to reduce overall expenditures and to promote employment as the principal ‘cure’ for poverty. But when large-scale poverty persisted despite a booming economy and very high levels of employment, the Government chose not to adjust course. Instead, it doubled down on a parallel agenda to reduce benefits by every means available, including constant reductions in benefit levels, ever-more-demanding conditions, harsher penalties, depersonalization, stigmatization, and virtually eliminating the option of using the legal system to vindicate rights."    p.20

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