This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Introduce an unconditional, Universal Basic Income
With ever more jobs becoming automatable, risking vast unemployment, a regular unconditional dividend should be paid to every citizen to provide a decent standard of living and stimulate the economy from the bottom up.
This will also reduce crime, healthcare costs and improve education outcomes.
Here is a further list of reasons to pay a basic income: http://www.basicincome.org.uk/reasons-support-basic-income
And some preliminary results from a trial in Finland: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/05/finlands-basic-income-experiment-is-already-making-people-feel-better-after-just-4-months
And a study into the likely impact of automation on future employment:
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