Rishi Sunak urged to examine universal basic income to protect Brits from future crises

The Mirror

Rishi Sunak is being urged to examine the radical idea of a universal basic income to protect Brits the rocketing cost-of-living and future crises.

The call comes from 285 campaigners, MPs, academics and mayors from across the country including Sadiq Khan, Andy Burnham and Tracy Brabin.

Other signatories include the food poverty campaigner Jack Monroe, former Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.

In an open letter to the new Prime Minister, they say a basic income “could be our generation’s NHS ” and prevent households being tipped into poverty.

They warn Mr Sunak the country faces a “real moment of crisis” this winter with poverty and inequality threatening the “very foundations of the UK itself”.

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