Responding to a study by the Institute of Economic Affairs Layla Moran MP has called for the Government to put ideology aside and implement Universal Basic Income.
A study by the Institute of Economic Affairs reports that the welfare system is “very unlikely” to survive the coronavirus crisis in its present form and that the furlough scheme has strengthened the case for a Universal Basic Income.
Layla Moran MP said: "As this crisis deepens and all indicators are pointing toward a deep recession, it is time for the Government to put ideology aside and implement a Universal Basic Income.
"The current furlough scheme has undoubtedly helped millions. But, hundreds of thousands more have fallen through the cracks of Government measures, including the self-employed, and those in the gig-economy. Universal Credit has been completely overwhelmed by demand. As we recover, we cannot leave anyone in society behind. We need a fairer economy that puts people and their wellbeing at the heart. A Universal Basic Income is the first stepping stone towards that."