Saturday September 19, 2020

Pandemic offers chance of a new social contract, says report

Social Justice Ireland calls for introduction of universal basic income as part of a ‘fair recovery for all’

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

14th September, 2020
Social Justice Ireland set a target of 20 per cent of all housing in the country to be social housing. Picture: Getty

The government must ensure the national economic plan provides a fair recovery for all and use the opportunity of the pandemic to establish a new social contract with the Irish people, according to a new report by Social Justice Ireland (SJI).

Building a New Social Contract is a policy report from SJI which proposes using the state’s forthcoming national economic plan — to be delivered on budget day — to reshape the state’s relationship with...

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