Finland starts paying 2,000 unemployed people a basic income

Finland starts paying 2,000 unemployed people a basic income

Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay citizens a basic income Finland has become the first European country to pay its unemployed citizens a basic income as part of a two-year trial that leaders hope will improve quality of life.

As of this month, 2,000 randomly picked citizens receiving unemployment benefits will be given £480 every month until December 2018, without any restrictions or conditions attached.

They will not have to show they are looking for work and will receive the money regardless of any other income they earn.According to official data, the average private sector income in […]

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