The Green Party has now published its manifesto, which includes details of its policy on benefits.
The Green Party say they will introduce a “Universal Basic Income (UBI), an unconditional financial payment to everyone at a level above their subsistence needs”
The adult rate of UBI would be £89 a week.
The pensioner rate would be £178 a week.
The manifesto also includes undertakings to:
- Replace Universal Credit and the cruel benefit sanctions regime.
- Increasing the Living Wage to £12 and extending it to workers aged between 16 and 21.
- Provide a supplement to UBI for people with disabilities. This will help restore the benefits withdrawn from disabled people over the past ten years, providing more financial security.
- Continue to pay a full Carers Allowance to carers, on top of the UBI payment.
Error: this article has been updated on 20/11 after we referenced the previous Green Party manifesto .