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Green Party support basic income

A universal income for all adults will feature prominently in the Green party’s pitch to voters in 2015, the party’s leader has said.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, party leader Natalie Bennett revealed that the Greens will be campaigning on the policy at the general election next May.

“It’ll be more prominent than it’s ever been before,” she said. “It’s really risen up the public agenda. We’ll be talking about it during the election.”

The exact level of the income has not been set, pending manifesto costing, but a Green party source said it would likely be higher than existing social security payments. Jobseeker’s Allowance is currently £72.40 a week for adults, or £3,765 a year.

To read the interview with BuzzFeed in full visit:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jonstone/greens-to-lead-on-universal-basic-income