Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe, said:

“Today’s announcement is an important step forward for care-leavers, and although this is not a full Universal Basic Income, I welcome the Welsh Government’s commitment to this trial.

“The challenges of the future are not going away, and must be met sooner rather than later. The cost-of-living crisis we are currently facing paints a grim picture, particularly for the most vulnerable in Welsh society, and we need to ensure people are given the help they need.

“I hope this trial acts as a first step towards a full UBI programme which would provide that safety net for all and deliver a more equal, prosperous Wales and help break the endless cycle of poverty some are facing.”