Decision details

Update On The Implementation Of The Basic Income Pilot Scheme

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A report was presented by the Corporate Director for Social Services and Wellbeing on the above topic.


The Deputy Leader queried the outcome of the individuals who benefit from the Pilot Scheme and those who did not.


A Member queried details of the tenure and provision of direct payment. He also queried on support provided to those individuals who were vulnerable on inexperienced in handling finance. The Member further queried, as the scheme ran over a period of 3 years, the provisions in place in the event the individual secured employment or training.


The Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations queried the support available to the young person after the pilot scheme had reached its end.


The Team Manager - Just Ask plus responded by stating that payment went direct to the individual. He stated that all young people were assigned to a personal advisor who would guide them on this. He stated that the young person would be in receipt of basic income when employed. He also stated that it was important to keep the young person engaged to ensure a steady income.


The Deputy Leader added to this by stating that the young person will be entitled to the support until they reach the age of 25..


The Cabinet Member for Resources queried how many out of the number currently in the scheme are currently in education.


The Team Manager - Just Ask plus responded by stating that exact figures were not available, however there was an expectation for surveys and personal advisors would  assist with the figures.


The Corporate Director for Social Services and Wellbeing stated there were currently KPI’s on care-leavers engaging with the Local Authority and agreed to put local measures in place here.


The Leader agreed that it would be helpful to have the wider update as it was about enhancing their opportunities, evaluating and monitoring regularly and he  welcomed a six month or annual report on the project.


RESOLVED : That the Committee considered the contents of the report and noted the progress relating to the implementation of the Basic Income Pilot Scheme.



Publication date: 12/01/2023

Date of decision: 12/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Cabinet Committee Corporate Parenting

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