Set Up a Basic Income Commission

A Basic Income Commission will look at the feasibility of introducing a basic income system in Ireland.

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Our system of social welfare needs reform

The social welfare system is not perfect and is in need of reform. There is a constant presence of poverty and social exclusion in Irish society. Because of the changing nature of work and the increasing diversity of family types, there is a need for a more flexible system of support that acknowledges work other than paid employment. This merits investigating new methods of providing support to individuals and families.

Therefore, Fianna Fáil will establish a Basic Income Commission to examine the feasibility of introducing a basic income system in Ireland. This commission will be part of an overall effort to create a fairer and more dynamic welfare system, fit for the needs of the 21st century.

Fianna Fáil’s plan to study Basic Income

  1. Establish a dedicated commission

    Establish a commission to further investigate the feasibility of establishing a basic income system as part of an overall effort to create a fairer 21st century welfare system.

  2. Regular progress updates

    Ensure that the Commission reports within 12 months with specific recommendations and proposals.

  3. Launch a pilot project

    Implement a basic income pilot project if recommended by the Commission.

All Issues in Social Protection

Set Up a Basic Income Commission

A Basic Income Commission will look at the feasibility of introducing a basic income system in Ireland.

Address Child Poverty

By increasing payments and targeting supports at children.

Making Work Pay

Reform the social welfare system to address poverty and unemployment traps.

Recognising the Social Inclusion Role of CE & Tús Schemes

Rebalance CE & Tús Schemes and recognise their social inclusion as well as activation functions.

Supporting People with Disabilities

Support disability inclusion and increase supports for people with disabilities.

A Decent Standard of Living in Retirement

Increase the state pension and implement an auto-enrolment pension system.

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