Scotland urged to follow Wales with basic income pilot scheme


Scottish Labour have urged the SNP Government to follow in Wales’ footsteps and introduce a basic income pilot scheme there.

The Welsh Government yesterday outlined plans for a £1600 a month basic income pilot for care leavers in Wales.

All young people leaving care who turn 18 during a 12 month period, across all local authority areas, will be offered the opportunity to take part in the pilot.

Speaking with STV News, Scottish Labour’s spokesperson for social justice and social security, Pam Duncan-Glancy, said the pilot being introduced in Wales was “really exciting”, and urged the SNP to take a similar approach.

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