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Teenagers to receive £1.6k a month for two years in new trial starting this week
READ MORE: Millionaire reveals his tricks for getting flight upgrades for less moneyThis works out at around £19,000 a year before tax.Participants can choose whether to receive the payment either monthly or twice in a month.It will be paid to them by an external provider and given to individuals, rather than households.The Welsh government says the cash offered is the highest amount provided on a basic income pilot anywhere in the world.But it admits some people will be better off on existing benefits, like Universal Credit.If you're claiming benefits, you'll need to tell the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as they could be re-adjusted.An exception to this will be Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and those in supported housing will be entitled for the benefit.First Minister Mark Drakeford said: "We want all our young people to have the best possible chance in life and fulfil their potential."Our focus will be on opening up their world to all its possibilities and create an independence from services as their lives develop."A person leaving care turning 18 between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, will be entitled.It applies to someone cared for by a council for a period of 13 weeks which began after they reached 14 and ended after they hit 16.Participation in the pilot is voluntary.
Jeremy Clarkson told former mistress he had 'turned down Madonna' for her, ex claims
Jeremy Clarkson's ex-girlfriend Phillipa Sage has claimed the Top Gear host turned down iconic hitmaker Madonna to be with her in an excerpt of her new book, The Wonderful World of Jeremy Clarkson – My Life on the Road.The duo were reportedly together when Phillipa worked on the favourite BBC series before splitting in 2017.Now, events organiser Phillipa has claimed that Clarkson turned the Material Girl singer down for her.She also added that she met some of Hollywood's biggest A-listers while she and the Grand Tour host were together.She claimed: "On one of my first dinners with Jeremy, he claimed to have turned down Madonna to spend the evening with me"It proved to be true because Clarkson has a social life with some of the most powerful, famous and wealthy people in the world," an excerpt from her book The Wonderful World of Jeremy Clarkson – My Life on the Road with Jeremy read which was featured in The Sun.She went on to add that during the time she spent with Clarkson she met a whole host of stars and celebrities while flying first class around the world.Phillipa added that she and the Top Gear star often "holidayed on private islands" together.She went to claim she met A-list royalty Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz who she was quick to gush over.It comes after Phillipa claimed she suffered a breakdown after her relationship with Clarkson ended.Speaking on the Driven Chat Podcast last year, she said: "I think it was about seven years we were officially together."It was pretty intense and high speed."When probed on her current relationship with Clarkson, she added: "We are vaguely in touch, yeah, but I’m pretty bruised by it so I don't get too involved."Addressing the end of their relationship, Sage continued: "It took