The attractions of a universal basic income

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  1. Why will there be a reduction to the Treasury's coffers over the next five years?

  2. Why is the personal allowance potentially controversial?

  3. What has the New Economics Foundation proposed to replace the personal allowance?

  4. Why might a cash payment be better for people in poverty, from a fiscal point of view?

  5. What is the difference in reduced tax liabilities triggered by the personal allowance to the wealthiest 10 percent of households versus the poorest 10 percent in 2019/20?

  6. Why might a cash payment be a particularly good idea at this point in history?

  7. Why might the payment be difficult to administrate?

  8. What two key positive effects might a cash payment have?

  9. Which of the following is not an argument in favour of the payment?

  10. Which of the following is not an argument against the personal allowance?