Finland refused to give the citizens money

Finland refused to give the citizens money

In Finland, decided to abandon the experiment on the introduction of unconditional basic income, in 2019, the payments stop, and the authorities intend to summarize the results of the project. About it reports The Guardian.

In the state social insurance Agency of Finland said that the government had rejected the expansion of the program to working people. Without their participation it is impossible to figure out how a basic income affects career and education, so the project loses its meaning.

The zeal of the government where-that has evaporated.The representative of the social insurance Agency Finland

The authorities began to explore other options for reform of the social sphere.

In January 2017 Finland, the first in the European Union, launched a two-year experiment, designed to test a system of compulsory basic income. The authorities randomly chose two of the thousands of unemployed residents aged 25 to 28 years, and started on a monthly basis to give them for 560 euros (42.2 thousand).

This amount will replace them all social benefits, and even if they find work, it will continue to pay. The average income of the citizens of Finland is 2.1 thousand euros per month.

Unconditional basic income is a concept that guarantees regular results a certain amount of money every member of the community. It does not depend on income or employment of the individual.