Labour forced to clarify universal basic income 'not party policy'

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 23 Mar 2016

By Pattrick Smellie March 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour Party's Future of Work conference saw the party leadership forced to insist that discussion of a universal basic income did not constitute party policy, which is "still some way away." Labour published a background paper last weekend on the UBI concept, which proposed giving an $11,000 a year ($211 a week) basic income to all New Zealanders as part of a sweeping social welfare and employment policy reform proposal for its Future of Work Commission, the vehicle Labour is using to dev...

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