Briefing: The Finnish Basic Income Experiment: Preliminary Results

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
June 6, 2019
Andrew Jones, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • policy development
  • Policy Experimentation
  • welfare reform
Health, public health, adult social care, International, Public Trust, Trade union and workforce issues, Welfare and Equalities
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Universal basic income is a universal and unconditional cash transfer from the state to all its citizens. The idea has attracted considerable interest, including in Scotland where a feasibility study undertaken by four local authorities is in progress. The Finnish experiment is considered here.

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