A Universal Basic Income and affordability

de Ruyter, A. (2020) A Universal Basic Income and affordability. Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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Abstract

In his speech yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined radicalmeasures to offer income guarantees to theself-employed (who number some 5 million) in the UK to help combat the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, providing that they had lodged a tax return in 2019 and had an average annual profit of less than 50,000. Such individuals would be eligible for 80% ofprofits up to £2,500 per month, based on average profit over the last 3 years.

Item Type: Other
Date: 27 March 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: ALEX DE RUYTER, BASIC INCOME, BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, BREXIT, CENTRE FOR BREXIT STUDIES, CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, COVID19, FREELANCE WORK, GIG ECONOMY, HMRC, INCOME, PROFESSOR ALEX DE RUYTER, RISHI SUNAK, SELF, EMPLOYED, UNIVERSAL CREDIT, VIRUS, ZERO HOUR CONTRACT
Subjects: L100 Economics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Poppy Surplice
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 09:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2020 09:43
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9870

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