Call for £300m programme to spread prosperity

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NewsNovember 5th, 2015

The Bevan Foundation today issued a call to the next Welsh Government to earmark and extra £300 million to spread prosperity and improve life chances. The radical programme includes:

  • help to ensure people have the basics of life – food, shelter and warmth
  • free childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds to enable their parents to work
  • a new Moving into Work framework to dramatically improve support for people of all ages looking for a job
  • a Youth Pledge to eradicate youth unemployment
  • active introduction of the Living Wage
  • support for progression and productivity growth in sectors such as caring, retailing and food / hospitality.

The programme aims to increase the proportion of people in households with incomes above 60% of the median to 80% by 2020.

The full proposal is available here.


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