Londoners given free money in trial for Universal Basic Income


London mum receiving free money from a Universal Basic Income (UBI) trial wants the scheme to be rolled out across the capital.

Lucy Idris, 31, hailed the lack of judgement or criteria attached to the cash and says she doesn’t know how she would survive without it. 

The pilot study – which organisers claim is the first of its kind in the UK – began this month when more than 70 people were given a one-off monthly payment to spend on whatever they want.

It comes around 18 months after local campaigners set up ‘mutual aid’ schemes to help alleviate local pandemic poverty.

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