Barcelona is giving each of its poorest citizens a universal basic income

Barcelona is giving each of its poorest citizens a universal basic income

The district of Besós in Barcelona, Utrecht in the Netherlands and the Finnish city of Helsinki are all reportedly set to trial a universal basic income scheme. Residents will be given money for two years to lift them above the breadline as the scheme looks to investigate “innovative and creative solutions”. Each area will be been given €13m (£11m) from the European Union to fund the scheme, which will grant 1,000 randomly selected low-income households between €400 and €525 (£350 and £455) per month.

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