Kirby Swales suggests that the new state pension is a sort of Basic Income

In a blog post for British Politics and Politics at LSE, Kirby Swales writes about the new state pension:

… we are at the beginning of a journey where the country starts to appreciate the changes made. As well as supporting individuals’ retirement planning, it will have a significant impact on society  –  the new State Pension acts as a sort of universal basic income for the majority of the older population. …