London should trial Universal Basic Income

Caroline spoke in the London Assembly to second a motion on trialling Universal Basic Income in London.

It was very disappointing that Labour and the Tories did not allow a vote on the motion. Despite what they say, now is the perfect time for a trial, given the impacts of COVID-19.

The Liberal Democrats truly believe in UBI, and it has great potential for London, where even before the pandemic around a third of people lived in poverty.