Plaid propose 'youth basic income' to support 18-24 year olds

Helping young people 'earn, learn or serve' with a guaranteed minimum income is among the policies Plaid Cymru will focus on ahead of the next election.

Plaid's economy and infrastructure spokesman Adam Price AM will outline the plans during his speech at the party conference in Caernarfon this afternoon, focusing on what is described as a 'youth basic income' for those aged between 18 and 24.

The model would include:

  • A guaranteed job,

  • A paid 12- month placement,

  • Support for both further or higher education,

  • An enterprise allowance, assisting young people to start new businesses.

The Carmarthen and Dinefwr AM says it would offer the 'most comprehensive package of support to young people in the world.' The policies would be explored through a new party think tank.