University of York
A basic income scheme has the potential to save the NHS tens of billions of pounds by reducing poverty and improving the nation’s mental and physical health, according to new research involving academics at the University of York.A basic income scheme has the potential to save the NHS tens of billions of pounds
A basic income is a regular and unconditional cash payment to all individuals designed to reduce poverty, enhance economic security and improve overall well-being.
Researchers at the universities of Northumbria, York, Bath and Strathclyde, in collaboration with think tanks Compass and Autonomy, have looked at what the knock-on effects of providing a basic income would be for the economy and public health.
In their report called Treating causes not symptoms: Basic Income as a public health measure they reveal that even a more ‘modest’ basic income scheme (£75 a week, £3,900 a year) could have the following positive effects…
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