Could a 'citizen's income' work?
Calls for a citizen’s income have raised the prospect of a simpler method for ensuring everyone has enough to live on
However, its introduction would require changes in how society views the role of the state in redistributing income.
- identifies what would be the main implications of introducing a citizen’s income in the UK;
- considers what this might mean in terms of redistribution and taxation;
- identifies changes in how the public and policy-makers think about the level and conditions attached to state support that would be required for a citizen’s income to work.
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